Aby Ruiz

October 13 - November 12, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6-9pm
Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 26, 6:30pm
Bronx Culture Trolley: November 2, 6-8pm

Blanka AmezkuaDina BursztynAlva CalymayorPatricia Cazorla, Ada Pilar Cruz, Maria DominguezMiriam HernandezAntonia Perez, Nitza TufiñoMary ValverdeCatalina Viejo

Curated by Esperanza Cortés, THE BORDER CROSSED ME examines the emotional, psychological and physiological effects of immigration across the planet. Works on view tackle the disempowering effect of immigration often due to political upheaval, religious intolerance, armed conflict, land grabs and dispossession on individuals, families and cultures from colonized countries. 

The exhibition delves into the impact of border culture on language, the economy, the earth, and mental health. Constructed by more powerful governments, these borders are intended to guard their political power, cultural knowledge and privilege. Here border culture is defined as a state of living between worlds, customs, cultures, languages, sexes and expanses of time. Its plight gives birth to hybridity and transculturation.

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