The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

The Border Project: Soundscapes, Landscapes & Lifescapes

Border Project
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November 17, 2011 – March 11, 2012

In honor of Arizona’s Statehood Centennial Celebration (1912 – 2012) The Border Project presents sound art, music, performance, painting, sculpture, installation, video, film, and photography that examine historical and contemporary life in the U.S./Mexico borderlands region.

Unique in its range of focus, the exhibition treats Arizona, USA and Sonora, Mexico as partners with shared histories, dreams and political realities. It celebrates the rich cultural heritage of this region from Spanish colonization, to Mexican independence, to the Gadsden Purchase, through today. Building on these legacies, The Border Project acknowledges the complexities of border communities that encompass narratives of Mexicans, Mexican-Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Europeans.

The exhibition also explores borders as artificial boundaries, and purposefully crosses them. Working with faculty and graduate students from The University of Arizona’s Border Research Group (a cluster of arts & humanities scholars), the exhibition will reflect the expertise of scholars from art history, history, Latin American studies, gender and women’s studies, American Indian studies, film and music. It was co-curated by Lauren Rabb, Curator of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, John-Michael Warner, PhD student in Art History at the UA School of Art, Janet Sturman, professor of ethnomusicology at the UA School of Music, and Jennifer Jenkins, film scholar and professor of English at the University of Arizona.

Upcoming Events

 Panel Discussion and Conversation with Tucson Chinese Cultural Center Participants from February 5th

Resources

Gallery Guide

English

Spanish

List of Artists

May Hariri Aboutaam Graciela Iturbide Catherine Ruane
Julie Anand Lauren Kinney Niki de Saint Phalle
Louis Carlos Bernal Mark Klett M. Jenea Sanchez
Megan Berner Marlys Kubicek Damon Sauer
Elizabeth Blau Nicolas Lampert Lara Shipley
Marisa Boullosa Daniel Leivick Rossitza Todorova
Claudio Dicochea Luis Alex Levy Paul Turounet
Melo Dominguez Annie Lopez Alfred Quiroz
Carlos Encinas M. Gabriela Munoz Paco Velez
Fausto Fernandez Candace Nicol Patrick Vincent
Lee Friedlander Rachel Nore Wendy Willis
Adriana Gallego Martha Riva Palacio Obón Melanie Yazzie
Mary Hood Anthony Ortega Taller Yonke
Scott Hopkins Andrew Polk Alán C. Huerta
Kathryn Polk