¡Cuidado! - The Help (2017)
This exhibition focuses on America's strained, and often tenuous, relationship to its various domestic workers on the home front, as well as the workforce doing the menial and entry level jobs on the business front.
“In this Exhibition Juventino Aranda uses commonly found concrete garden sculpture to create an image that references both the racism inherent in the lawn jockey of the deep South and the fantasia of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Another work, constructed of mirrors, invokes Trump’s Mar-a-lago and Trump’s campaign promise: “I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.” In fact, Trump’s resort depends on foreign guest workers to staff Mar-a-lago and he recently requested an exemption so that 64 such workers could staff the resort as temporary labor during the high season.”
- Greg Kucera