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The Border is a Weapon / La Frontera es un Arma

Jan 28, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022
937 Liberty Gallery
937 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Curated by Gil Rocha
Presented by Other Border Wall Project

Artists: Maritza Bautista, Angel Cabrales, Juan de Dios Mora, Daniela Madrigal, José Villalobos

This exhibition of visual art tries to take control of our own voices to clarify what is professed in the north of the United States about us. Our intention is to show things as they are and dismantle "The Weapon." Things are not entirely admirable, but the country's problems are not ours or those of the immigrants. The problem arises because of the founding of a country developed in injustices. In order to understand each other, let's listen to each other without prejudice.

As artists, we observe and shape our testimonies. This group of works is a small sample to reflect and analyze ourselves. It is also a way to unmask myths and show our strengths and weaknesses. We use the gallery as a platform for those willing to meet us and enter into dialogue. Perhaps yes, the border is a weapon, but loaded with hopes and dreams.

-Gil Rocha

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