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spacer The Street - Minerva Cuevas: S.COOP
5 March – 26 April 2009
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15 Jan - 22 Feb 2009
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  Mexican artist Minerva Cuevas assumes the role of political and artistic agent, her works often propose cultural experiments that shadow existing structures and systems, and are realised in spaces that range from the public space to museums and the internet.

The S.COOP project refers to a system of economics that dates back to the 1900s, premised not on money but on tokens offered by English co-operative societies for food and fuel. Designed by Cuevas, the S.COOP is a coin that has been produced by the Mexican Mint to be circulated by East London market traders, as change for purchases made on Petticoat Lane Market.

Cuevas subtly inserts the S·COOP coins into people’s everyday shopping experiences and into the local economy, posing questions of value and commercialism in today’s society and exploring the points of intersection between personal, commercial and artistic economies.

Until 26 April, S·COOP coins can be redeemed and exchanged at Monochrome, a specially designed Ice Cream Parlour part of the The Street – a year-long series of artists’ commissions on and around Wentworth Street.

Although available in different flavours in Monochrome the ice-creams are all white: a delicious translation of the revolutionary concept of abstraction.

Monochrome is located at 26-28 Toynbee Street, open Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm.

To see the commissions go to The Shop
26-28 Toynbee Street, London. E1 7NE
Open Weds-Sun, 11am-5pm
Click here for a multimap


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