The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility

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Sep 10 2017 - Jan 7 2018

Craft Contemporary

Los Angeles, CA

Since the 1990s, the US-Mexico border has become an important site for creative exploration of issues related to emigration, immigration, labor conditions, hybrid identities, and transformation. 

The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the border as a physical reality (place), as a subject (imagination), and as a site for production and solution (possibility). The inclusion of artists from various disciplines, including design, architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography, reflects the ways in which contemporary artists and designers themselves cross disciplinary borders. 

Many of the artists featured in the exhibition pursue a creative problem-solving process sometimes described as “design thinking,” which involves invention, social engagement, and the task of making. The exhibition will include work by artists and designers such as Teddy Cruz, Adrian Esparza, Consuelo Jimenez Underwood, and Ana Serrano.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Contemporary
  • Teddy Cruz
  • Adrian Esparza
  • Consuelo Jimenez Underwood
  • Ana Serrano
  • and others

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