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Curator Talk: Picturing the Border with Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Curator of Contemporary Art

Wednesday, November 6, 2024, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Location:  Lecture Hall
John C. and Sally S. Morley Family Foundation Lecture Hall
Free; Reservation Required

About The Event

Picturing the Border presents photographs of the US—Mexico borderlands from the 1970s to the present taken by both border residents and outsiders. They range in subject matter from intimate domestic portraits, narratives of migration, and proof of political demonstrations to images of border crossings and clashes between migrants and the US border patrol. The earliest images in this exhibition form an origin story for the topicality of the US-Mexico border at present and demonstrate that the issues of the border have been a critical point of inquiry for artists since the 1970s. Many serve as
counternarratives to the derogatory narratives of migration and Latino/as in the US that tend to circulate in the mass media.

The exhibition’s curator, Nadiah Rivera Fellah, specializes in Latin American and global contemporary art. Her PhD dissertation was on the subject of this exhibition, and that research was supported in part by fellowships from the Inter-University Program for Latino Research, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Center for Creative Photography. Column & Stripe members are joined at this event by the Contemporary Art Society and Friends of Photography.