Tuesday, June 7, 2011

[SDCPJ] Tijuana Exhibition "What Are you bringing back?"

EXHIBITION AT SAN YSIDRO PORT OF ENTRY BRINGS TOGETHER ARTISTS,
COMMUNITY
 
May 11, 2011
 
Tijuana, BC, Mexico-Cog*nate Collective invites the San Diego and Tijuana community to itsvbInaugural exhibition at the Mercado de Artesanías de la Línea at the San Ysidro Port of EntryvbJune 10th and 11th.The exhibition called, "What are you bringing from Mexico?/ Que traes debvMexico?" brings together artists from both sides of the border at the Mercado, which is nestledvbbetween the lanes at the border crossing, for a site specific exhibition, reflecting on the
exchange, hybridity and flux that characterizes the border.
 
As a consequence of lack of tourism, the Mercado de Artesanías de la Linea's retail spaces are
approximately 80% vacant, the exhibition is part of a larger project of using these closed down
spaces for the benefit of the community by transforming them into cultural exhibition spaces.
The market is accessible walking via the footbridge as one crosses into Mexico. "What are you
bringing from Mexico?/Que traes de Mexico?" will open be open to the public Friday, June 10th
from 2pm to 8pm, and Saturday, June 11th from 12pm to 8pm.
 
For more information regarding the event please contact cog*nate collective at
cognate.collective@gmail.com or curator Amy Sanchez directly at aysarteaga@gmail.com
 
Cog*nate collective, is a bi-national art collective headed by Misael Diaz and Amy Sanchez.
The collective seeks to engage the various groups that inhabit the San Diego/ Tijuana border
including vendors, both formal and informal, and the thousands crossing between the two
nations. Projects aim to create conditions for exchange between these groups and activate
the site as a space for dialogue and as a public forum.  For more information about cog*nate
collective please visit: cognatecollective.tumblr.com


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