A Talk About TurtlesOpen To The Public
Artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba guides us through the relationship between economics, desire and contemporary art through the metaphor of a turtle.
About the Speaker
Visiting artist Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba (México, 1988) explores the connections, tensions and disputes between images, economics, and desire. He uses drawing, sculpture, video and performance as the medium to frame his utopian hypotheses. By pointing out the links that art has with other social fields—especially with economics—he is also trying to affect sensitivity in order to transform our understanding of reality. For him, socially engaged art means that the artist is a producer of social relations; to make art is a political act, and it is class struggle in the imagination.
Aguilar Ruvalcaba will be in visiting Duke from Mexico City from September 1–15, 2019.