t-shirt Minerva Cuevas
Minerva Cuevas – What Happens to the Hole When Cheese is Gone?
This t-shirt refers to the play Mother Courage written by Bertolt Brecht in 1939, in which in one scene the chaplain asks "What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?". He believes that the image of peace as the norm and war as an abnormal event is backward. He sees war as the standard occurrence (the cheese) and peace as merely as an interim incidence (the holes in the cheese). Thus, peace is nothing without a backdrop of war over it.
Minerva Cuevas designed this shirt for her project Sexo, Guerra and Bertolt Brecht for Zona Maco Sur 2018.