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Aida Cervantes @ Cob Gallery
14 November 2021
Aida Cervantes’ work is characterized by an interest in power relations between race, class, gender and even species. She explores these hierarchies both at the level of sexual or intimate relationships and on the broad stages of history and politics.
The exhibition Historia de una relacion amorosa, encompasses key examples of one of Cervantes’ trademark techniques – oil paint applied generously to untreated aluminium sheets. They include some of her subversive paintings of Spanish imperial viceroys: images which turn the formalised, ritualistic displays of staid authority embodied by these colonial administrators’ original portraits into something new and oppositional