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Border Art: Social Art About the Northern Border of Mexico Claudia Arozqueta | the border | 01.02.2007
BORDER ART: SOCIAL ART ABOUT THE NORTHERN BORDER OF MEXICO
The northern frontier of Mexico evokes the ideas of rupture and mutilation, an open wound caused by the loss of territory in the mid 19th century. The region was populated by poor migrants in search of better living conditions and determined by several North American groups in transit towards “the other side.” The intense atmosphere on the border separating Mexico from the United States…
Subtle Line Drew Martin | the border | 01.02.2007
SUBTLE LINE
When I arrived at Haydee Rovirosa Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district to interview the gallery’s curator, Haydee’ Rovirosa, and the newly arrived artist, Javier Velasco, I found neither. They had stepped out to get a tool for the installation of Velasco’s solo show, “Linea Sutil” (Subtle Line). The gallery’s assistant, Jaime Bandres, showed me around the space and later became my invaluable…
Strange New World is coming to a future near you Tony Ozuna | the border | 01.02.2007
STRANGE NEW WORLD IS COMING TO A FUTURE NEAR YOU
“The United States shares with Mexico a two-thousand-mile connection—the skin of two heads. Everything that America wants to believe about himself—that he is innocent, that he is colorless, odorless, solitary, self-sufficient—is corrected, weighed upon, glossed by Mexico, the maternity of Mexico, the envy of Mexico, the grievance of Mexico.” Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation - An Argument…

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