Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo

October 15–December 31, 2016
Second floor

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.

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Installation Photos

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In the Press

“If sheer beauty and painterly boldness is not sufficient for an outing to Fort Worth, I advise combining your immersion into the youthful Monet [at the Kimbell Art Museum] with a tour of the blazing and courageous exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art called Border Cantos…. No matter your party of choice, this exhibition forces a reaction—not by preaching at us, but simply by showing us what there is at the border and by evoking the lives and the deaths of those who attempt to cross it. For every sailboat or sunny day in Monet's landscape world, there is an arid landscape or a forgotten backyard of haunting beauty at the Amon Carter.”

Dallas Morning News 


Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo was organized by the artists in conjunction with participating museums.