LINES OF SIGHT: Views of the U.S./Mexican Border is a traveling exhibition featuring contemporary views of the border by artists from the United States and Mexico. Each artist is engaged with issues that address the cultural, economic and political shifts of the U.S./Mexican border and the extension of the border beyond its physical boundaries. Photographer Juli‡n Cardona has set his sights on his childhood home of Ju‡rez, a city that along with El Paso forms the largest border community anywhere in the world. Ricardo Duffy is a self-described activist who traces his roots from Aztec lands to East Los Angeles, and investigates notions of custom, language, and faith in his paintings and prints. RubŽn Ortiz Torres is known for his diverse and provocative projects in film and photography; he has created "hybrid" sculptures, culled from his many border crossings. Photographer Yvonne VenegasÕ ongoing project involves documenting the so-called fairytale lives of her childhood friends in Tijuana. UC Riverside faculty member, Josh Kun conceived and archived an audio tour of the transnational soundscapes of the U.S./Mexican Border for this exhibition.
Tue, Sep 24, 2002 to Sat, Nov 2, 2002