Border Cantos

Richard Misrach, Guillermo Galindo

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SJMA will premiere this cross-disciplinary exploration of the U.S.-Mexico border developed collaboratively by photographer Richard Misrach and composer Guillermo Galindo. The exhibition features monumental landscapes by Misrach and hand-crafted musical instruments created by Galindo from found objects recovered at the border-a shoe, a water bottle, a backpack. It premieres at SJMA and then travels to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth (additional venues pending).

Border Cantos offers audiences new avenues for approaching heated political issues around immigration, border security, and immigration reform: it transcends specificity and gives a poignant, humanitarian perspective on the plight of all immigrants. By bringing the border down to human scale, and by putting politics in the context of individual human lives, Border Cantos offers a poetic response to the polarizing discussions around immigration reform that have dominated local and national politics recently-and that have recurred again and again throughout the history of this country.

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San Jose Museum of Art
110 S Market St
San Jose, CA
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  1. San Jose Museum of Art
    110 S Market St, San Jose, CA