With “Border Tuner,” artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer said he’s not in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez to make bridges, but to highlight the bridges that already exist.
Making Art from the Materials Left Behind at the US–Mexico Border
Along the 1,969-mile-long border between the United States and Mexico lie sneakers, teddy bears, toothbrushes, water jugs, tuna cans, and other miscellany — the objects left behind by migrants seeking better lives in a neighboring land.
Erasing the US–Mexico Border Fence
LOS ANGELES — “If a color cannot cure, can it at least incite hope?” writer Maggie Nelson asks in Bluets, a series of prose poems about the color blue.
Tijuana, LA, and Border Crossings with Contemporary Art
LOS ANGELES — “In the 1990s, after NAFTA, the border, and border art specifically, was viewed as a utopian thing, a hybrid of both cultures, the best of both worlds. A lot of the emblematic border art that we know now came from this school of thought, but anyone from Tijuana would know that these ideas are outmoded,” musican and writer Reuben Torres told me at the opening of The Border Again.