The House That Tequila Built by Viviana Paredes

The House That Tequila Built by Viviana Paredes

The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility

Acclaimed Border Exhibition at 516 ARTS

Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 1:00pm

516 ARTS, in partnership with Albuquerque Museum, presents The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility co-curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims and Ana Elena Mallet. The group exhibition presents the work of over 40 designers and artists working along the US-Mexico border who are engaging with the intersections of culture that have developed in the region while considering the welfare and well-being of migrants and citizens who live there. This exhibition was originated at the Craft & Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles, where it was part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and supported by major grants from the Getty Foundation.

The border has come to occupy an intellectual and an emotionally charged space as well as a territorial one. It exists within the geography of memory as much as being a place of transit and transformation. Much of the creative production around the border unearths ways in which artists, architects, designers and makers who live in border states negotiate two divided but interconnected realities. Although this exhibition was conceived before the topic of "building a wall" along the US-Mexico border re-merged in media headlines, its relevance is more potent and instructive than ever before.

The contemporary artists in this exhibition explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and forward thinking solutions (possibility). While the selection largely focuses on work executed in the last two decades, it also includes object by Chicano artists in California who came together in the 1970s and 1980s to address border issues in their work. The inclusion of artists from various disciplines, including design, architecture, sculpture, painting and photography, reflects the ways in which contemporary artists and designers themselves cross disciplinary borders.

 

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Guest Speaker Talk: Co-Curator Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Mountain Road Northwest, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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DREAM Act: Advocacy & Alliances Public Forum

Thu, Feb 8, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Outpost Performance Space, Yale Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Screening: Femme Frontera Short Films Showcase

Thu, Feb 22, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Guild Cinema, Central Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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516 WORDS: Demetria Martinez, Denise Chavez & Mari Simba

Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Outpost Performance Space, Yale Boulevard Southeast, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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Guest Speaker Series: Journalists Maria Hinojosa & Simon romero in Conversation

Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kimo Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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