FREE! Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 5:00PM-7:00 PM
Beginning in fall 2019, Chapman University will investigate the issues surrounding the U.S. border, focusing primarily on the border between the U.S. and Mexico. Students from a number of different areas of study will have the opportunity to take part in discussions surrounding this topic through their academic courses, as well as varying facets of visual and performing arts. The goal of this interdisciplinary examination is to create an informed community fit to engage as global citizens, well-versed in the knowledge of one of this era’s most debated topics.
Some of the products of this multidisciplinary investigation will be on display to the public as a collection of art exhibitions. These honest displays of passionate emotion and creativity will feature forms of art from painting, to sculpture, to photography and videography, and everything in between. With a total of four exhibitions, there will be no shortage of works to explore.
These exhibitions filled with unique and inspiring works are almost ready to be shown off! You are invited to a kick-off party on September 4th from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM to join in the celebration of the opening of the the Guggenheim Gallery’s la frontera/the Border exhibitions. The evening will include music, food, and incredible art and is free and open to everyone! It is sure to be an evening filled with enrichment and enjoyment for all.
The events do not end after the opening celebration. On October 17th at 7:00 PM, Jason De León (2017 MacArthur Fellow) will discuss his “Undocumented Migration Project” at the Folino Theater in Knott Studios and on October 24th at 4:00 PM, Michelle Téllez will be telling “Liberating Stories of Resistance along the U.S./Mexico Border” in Argyros Forum 209B. The interdisciplinary interrogation of the issue of borders will culminate in the Border Conference from November 14-17 featuring various faculty members and guest speakers offering their own input or experience on the topic.
For more information on the project and its included events, visit Chapman.edu/theborder
(Header Photo: Janire Naera, Traveling Light, 2018)