Since the 1990s, the U.S.–Mexico border has become an important site for creative exploration of issues related to emigration, immigration, labor conditions, hybrid identities, and transformation. The U.S.–Mexico border is often thought to include territory within 100 miles of the national boundaries of the two countries; however, the exhibition’s parameters include the whole of the ten U.S. and Mexican states situated directly along the national boundaries. This allows to acknowledge the persistence and survival of heritage and culture in the passing down of traditional skills and techniques within various communities and families on either side of the border.
10 September 2017 – 7 January 2018
The U.S.-Mexico Border. Place, Imagination, and Possibility
curated by Lowery Stokes Sims and Ana Elena Mallet
CAFAM – Craft & Folk Art Museum
5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles