Immigrants' Rights? Creative Capital Artists Are Tackling That!

Creative Capital artists tackle important issues. Each day this week, we are featuring Creative Capital-supported projects that are truly changing the way we see our world. We need YOUR support for this work to continue. Are you concerned about immigrants’ rights? So are these Creative Capital Awardees…


Tanya Aguiñiga: Casa de Cambio/House of Change
As the busiest land port of entry between the U.S. and Mexico, the San Ysidro border crossing sees over 300,000 daily commuters who wait 1-3 hours to enter the U.S. Tanya Aguiñiga is activating this unique physical space into a place of engaged transition and community by creating a site-specific installation in a storefront on the Mexican side of the border.

Graham Reynolds: Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance

Pancho Villa From a Safe Distance is an experimental chamber opera about the life and death of Pancho Villa. The opera is an insightful examination of the Mexican and Mexican-American impact on the culture and politics of West Texas, contributing to the current and timely conversation about borders and the limitations of the concept of delineated states.

Postcommodity: The Repellent Fence

The Repellent Fence is a bi-national land art piece, the largest of its kind. The work created a two-mile-long sculpture that intersects the U.S./Mexico border, temporarily bringing together several cultures that the border divides. Postcommodity build bridges between American Indian, Mexican, and Latin American immigrant communities; demonstrate the interconnectedness of the Hemisphere; and reaffirm the indigeneity of immigrant peoples, as well as the original inhabitants of this region.

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