Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art- Border Cantos: Sight & Sound, Explorations from the Mexican-American Border

February 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712

Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border

Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo
February 18 – April 24, 2017

Migration has an impact on both people and landscape. Border Cantos, a unique collaborationbetween American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo, harnesses the power of art to explore, share, and humanize the complex issues surrounding the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. The artists created works of photography, sculpture, and sound that document and transform artifacts from the border. Misrach’s large-scale photographs, along with inventory-like grids of smaller photographs, highlight issues surrounding immigration and how they have affected regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected from the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds they produce give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind.