Alan Ruiz’s Multi-Faceted “Infrapolitics” Exhibition

We speak with the artist about how he uses physical and invisible power to highlight infrastructural prejudice, violence and more

“The term ‘Infrapolitics’ seems an appropriate shorthand to convey the idea that we are dealing with an unobtrusive realm of political struggle,” James C Scott writes in his 1990 book Domination and the Arts of Resistance. This concept serves as primary inspiration for artist and writer Alan Ruiz’s exhibition Infrapolitics—on now at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. The artwork uses power—literally—to explore the idea; pulling …