Border Cantos | Sonic Border

Border Cantos | Sonic Border

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, August 10th at 6:30 PM

7:00 PM, Gallery Talk: Diana Molina, Curator of Icons & Symbols of the Borderland
Artist/Photographer/Writer, Diana Molina has made a life-long study of the borderlands of New Mexico and Texas.

8:00 PM, Performance: Guillermo Galindo, Artist/Composer
Join artist Guillermo Galindo for a unique performance with several of his musical instruments that he fashioned from items found on the United States-Mexico border. Featuring a series of short performances and discussion with the artist, this exclusive performance will take you deeper into the sounds of Border Cantos | Sonic Border.


Border Cantos | Sonic Border
August 10 – December 9, 2018
Border Cantos | Sonic Border brings together the sights and sounds of the Mexican-American border through a transformative, multi-sensory experience. This unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor/composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the United States-Mexico border. Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, documents landscapes and objects, including things left behind by migrants. Large-scale photographs highlight issues surrounding migration and its effect on regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected along the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds produced from Galindo’s four-hour composition give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind. This exhibition is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, with generous support provided by Art Bridges.

MUSEUM HOURS
Tuesday - Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday + Sunday from 1 to 5 PM