Border Art: Taking Of-fence, with Marcos Ramírez ERRE, Artist


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Senior Common Room at Winthrop House, Standish Hall

Image: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesThe border artist-interventionist ERRE has spent much of his career engaging issues of the border in his work. In the 1990s, he placed a two-headed Trojan Horse sculpture called “Toy-An-Horse” on the San Ysidro-Tijuana border crossing - a nod to mutual exchange and invasion. He also worked on a project titled “DeLIMITations” with artist David Taylor where they mapped and marked the boundary of the 1821 U.S.-Mexico border, when areas such as California, Arizona, Texas and even pieces of Kansas were still part of Mexican territory. The work was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. Another of his installation projects is titled “Of Fence,” and was part of the group show “unDocumenta,” which takes the dynamism of the U.S.-Mexico border as a point of inspiration for works that explore issues of cultural, economic and political exchange.

This event is co-sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and Winthrop House.

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