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Afterglow Afterglow

Afterglow

Esther Ruiz y Tony Cokes

Deslave Tijuana, Baja California Norte, México 01/26/2019 – 03/02/2019

Pairing Tony Cokes’ arresting video installation, Black Celebration, a rumination on the riots of the 1960’s in Black neighbourhoods of Watts, Boston, Newark, and Detroit, with the neon glow of Esther Ruiz’s minimalist sculpture, Afterglow addresses the mass media perception of political unrest as a threat to consumerism rather than centering the justifiable frustration of the

Esther Ruiz, Well XVI (2018). Neon, plexiglas, MDF, hardware. Imagen cortesía de Deslave Esther Ruiz, Well XXII (2018). Neón, plexiglas, MDF, hardware. Imagen cortesía de Deslave Tony Cokes, Black Celebration (1988). 17:11 min, b&w, sonido. Imagen cortesía de Deslave Conjugando la atractiva instalación de video de Tony Cokes, Black Celebration —un recuento de las protestas que durante