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Tanya Aguiñiga: Borderlands Within/La Frontera Adentro

Tanya Aguiñiga: Borderlands Within/La Frontera Adentro
Dates: Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 -
Sunday, Jan 31, 2021
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Drawing from the lived experience of the US/Mexico border, Tanya Aguiñiga has developed an experimental approach to craft, using fiber, ceramics, hand-blown glass, and traditional techniques to generate conversations about and across political and cultural divides. Given the ongoing persecution of migrants along the border, and amid an increasingly polarized political climate, Aguiñiga’s upcoming exhibition at the Armory highlights her long-standing commitment to thoughtful and urgent dialogue on immigration politics, transnational identity, and community activism. Along with the Los Angeles debut of some of the artist’s most iconic works, including the binational border-epic AMBOS, this exhibition will also feature a site-specific commission that repurposes the walls of the Armory as an artist-activated loom.

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an interactive element from this exhibition had to be removed from the installation. Through an online form, we invite you to participate in a new virtual iteration of this piece. Click here to learn how.

In Conversation December 10
In conjunction with this exhibition, join us via Zoom on Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM PST a conversation and Q&A with Tanya Aguiñiga and Jackie Amézquita. Click here for more information.

Press Kit

 

Exhibition Photos

 

Exhibition Brochure

 

Media

Tanya Aguiñiga and Jackie Amézquita in Conversation
(Armory Center for the Arts)


Tanya Aguiñiga: Armory Exhibition Walkthrough
(Armory Center for the Arts)

Pasajes/Passages: Lecturas sobre migración, trauma y sanación/ Readings on migration, trauma, and healing
(Armory Center for the Arts)

Tanya Aguiñiga: Ejercicios en Entendimiento (Exercises in Understanding)
(Armory Center for the Arts) 

Tanya Aguiñiga: the Uplifter Creating Bridges Across the Border
(LA Weekly)


How an artist builds connectivity across border walls
(KCRW)


Black lives, immigration and politics are focal points of new LA art exhibits
(KCRW)


Tanya Aguiñiga in "Borderlands" - Extended Segment 
(Art21)

Selected Exhibition Videos

Tensíon (Tension)
2017 
Single-channel video, color, sound/video monoclonal, sonido, color; 4 min., 25 sec.

96 Deaths (96 Muertes)
2017
Single-channel video, color, sound/video monoclonal, sonido, color; 13 min., 52 sec.

Grapple (Forcejear)
2018 
Single-channel video, color, sound/video monoclonal, sonido, color; 15 min., 37 sec.

America’s Wall (El muro de America)
2018 
Single-channel video, color, sound/video monoclonal, sonido, color; 4 min., 31 sec.(Armory Center for the Arts)

 


Image: Tanya Aguiñiga, America’s Wall (performance photo), 2018. Performed by Tanya Aguiñiga, Jackie Amézquita, Cecilia Brawley, Natalie Godinez, Izabella Sanchez, and Shannen Wallace. Photo by Gina Clyne. Courtesy of the artist.

This exhibition has been produced with generous support from the Pasadena Art Alliance.

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