In Motion: Borders and Migrations - May 16 - September 2720 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
May 16 – September 27, 2014 in the Street Gallery
Opening Reception and Live Performance: May 16 from 7 to 9 PM
Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to announce In Motion: Borders and Migrations, a group exhibition thataddresses the U.S.-Mexico border and its unique geographic, political, social, and aesthetic contexts.
The works in the show complicate definitions of this demarcation as a fixed and knowable boundary line between nations. In Motion: Borders and Migrationsoffers audiences an alternative to popular media perspectives on the border and to the cultural give-and-take that occurs there.
Though often framed as a site of tension, the international line between the United States and Mexico is a dynamic location that has generated a distinct artistic culture often overlooked in media coverage. The specific economic, political, and visual circumstances of the border have produced aesthetically compelling, socially engaged artistic practices on both sides of the line. Featuring photography, painting, video, sculpture, sound and performance pieces, In Motion: Borders and Migrations presents diverse perspectives on what it means to experience and move across the border, both physically and symbolically.
In Motion: Borders and Migrations features local and international artists including: Diego Aguirre, Rocio Boliver, Margarita Cabrera, Caleb Duarte, Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0/b.a.n.g. lab, Marcos Ramirez ERRE, Ingrid Hernandez, Jesse Lerner, V. Kim Martinez, Yoshua Okón, Jorge Rojas, Rosario Sotelo, Glenn Weyant, and Alejandro Zacarias.
In addition to the exhibition, the opening night reception will feature a live performance piece by Caleb Duarte, created for In Motion: Borders and Migrations. The piece will be filmed and displayed through video for the remaining run of the exhibition.
In Motion: Borders and Migrations was formed in collaboration with University of Utah professor, Elena Shtromberg and students in the course “Visual Culture along the U.S./Mexico Border.”
“Guerillas” Film still courtesy of artist Rosario Sotelo