This exhibition presents five international artists who explore the complicated facets of the US-Mexico border, a zone where the political is intensely palpable. Their works meditate on the social and political phenomena of the border and the significance of borders in an era when migration and the reemergence of nationalism are key global issues. Some of these artists stage their work in the physical space of the borderlands, in México or the US, and expose the sociopolitical realities that manifest on each side of the boundary. Other projects meditate on the power of borders as powerful signifiers and means of division as they construct national identity.
Included in this exhibition are works by Francis Alÿs, Emilio Chapela, K. Yoland, Yoshua Okón, and Cristiana de Marchi.
Support for this exhibition was funded in part by the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Endowment. Art of Our Time is sponsored by Gulf Coast Community Foundation.
Image: Cristiana de Marchi, Italian/Lebanese, born 1968, still from Doing & Undoing (Borders), 2013, single-channel video, 4 minutes 51 seconds, Courtesy of the artist.