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Exhibition: The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, & Possibility

Overview

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 objects 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.

Although this exhibition was conceived before the topic of "building a wall" along the US-Mexico border re-emerged in media headlines, its relevance is more potent and instructive than ever before.