Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo
This multidimensional collaboration between heralded photographer Richard Misrach and innovative artist-musician Guillermo Galindo examines the border between the United States and Mexico through a revelatory, humanistic lens. Border Cantos brings together Misrach’s often large-scale photographs with musical instruments that Galindo has created out of artifacts like clothing, shotgun shells, drag tires, and toys found along the border fence. These items, together with the sound and video installations of Galindo playing his instruments, evoke the raw authority of the wall while conjuring the quiet unease that suffuses the U.S. side of the border.
Richard MisrachCabbage Crop and Wall, Brownsville, Texas, 2015
Richard MisrachHome, Brownsville, Texas, 2013
Richard MisrachWall, East of Nogales, Arizona, 2015
Richard MisrachAgua #16, Carrizo Creek, California, 2014
Guillermo GalindoGuillermo Galindo Playing The Angel Exterminador (Exterminating Angel)
Section of border wall, Border Patrol drag chain, wood blocking used in construction of border wall
Guillermo GalindoZapatófono, 2012
Shoe, gravel, wood handle, amplified wooden tray
Guillermo GalindoZapatello, 2014
Modeled after Leonardo DaVinci’s il martello a camme
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Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo was organized by the artists in conjunction with participating museums.