The U.S.-Mexico Border : Place, Imagination, and Possibility / Craft and Folkart Museum

Curated by Lowery Strokes Sims and Ana Elena Mallet
2017
The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) announces The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility, an official presentation for the Gettysponsored initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The group exhibition presents the work of 47 contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (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.