Events

All activities in spanglish unless otherwise noted.

Last rehearsal!

An evening of special guests from both sides of the border to preview Border Tuner to the press and public.

Activations:

6:30 - Opening provocation, written by Andrea Blancas Beltrán and León De la Rosa Carrillo.

8:00 - Rhythm and Percussions: The heartbeat of the borderlands.

 

Forum:

8:30 - "How to go through the dark" a talk by Cuauhtémoc Medina, Curator of MUAC Museum, the Shanghai Biennale, Manifesta and other events. Followed by discussion with Kerry Doyle, Rubin Center and Border Tuner curator.

Community tent:

Members of artistic community that will participate in Border Tuner.

Wednesday, Nov 13

Activations:

6:30 - Juan Gabriel and Selena covers by local bands. Coordinated by Amalia Mondragón with Gracia Chávez. 

Forum:

7:30 - "When the Local is International: Making Art at the Border" with Julio Cesar Morales, Artist and Curator, Arizona State University, and Alejandro Morales, Monterrey University. 

Community tent:

Juan Gabriel Karaoke (Juarez) and Selena Karaoke (El Paso) 

Concurrent Activities:

Binational bike ride organized by Cynthia Lopez with Fixiebeat, Bici Blanca Juarez and Velo El Paso. 

Ciudad Juárez bike ride along the border from Francisco Villarreal Torres #3720 to Parque Chamizal organized by Cyclosofía.

Friday, Nov 15

Activations:

6:30 - Comisión Estatal para los Pueblos Indígenas del Zona Norte and Ysleta del Sur Pueblo

Forum:

7:30 - "Ráfagas Democráticas" a talk on public art by Dr. Sergio Raúl Arroyo, founder of the Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco in Mexico City. In Spanish.

Community tent:

Indigenous vendors and community organizations.

Sunday, Nov 17

Activations:

6:30 - Willivaldo Delgadillo Juarez novelist and essayist and David Romo, historian and author of "Ringside Seat to a Revolution".  

8:30 - Telón de Arena Border Theatre.

Forum:

7:30 - “Lights in Orbit”: A (Very) Short History of Light Art. A talk by Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan. Art historian, critic, and curator who focuses on the intersections of art and technology. Assistant Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

Community tent:

Border Pets, bring your perritos fronterizos!

Tuesday, Nov 19

Activations:

6:30 - performances and conversations from LGBTQ+ community from both sides of the border.

8:30 - Cassandro El Exótico and Rossy Solis discuss gender and lucha libre.

Forum:

TBA

Community tent:

Invited organizations from LGBTQ+ and allied communities

Thursday, Nov 21

Activations:

6:30 and 8:30 - organized by Puro Borde with participation from a wide range of urban artists and speakers from both cities.

Forum:

7:30 - "Strident Public Art" a talk by art historian Tatiana Flores, Rutgers University. En Español.

Community tent:

Live painting session by Jorge “Yorch” Pérez and David “Mamboska” in Cd. Juárez, and Victor “Mask” Casas and Arón “Cañón” Venegas in El Paso.

Saturday, Nov 23

Activations:

6:30 - Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca and UTEP Graduate Studio of Zuill Bailey.

Forum:

7:30 - Panel on social practice and public spaces with Lucía Sanromán, curator of Mexico City's Laboratorio Arte Alameda and Christian Diego Diego, Director of the INBAL Museum of Art in Juárez.

Community tent:

Bowie High School in El Paso and Taller de Creación Artística by Museo de Arte de Cd. Juárez.

Thursday, Nov 14

Activations:

6:30 - Cumbia bands Sonido Cachimbo and Frontera Bugalu with voices from Centro Sin Fronteras and los Braceros (via historic recordings).

8:30 -  Juárez Limpio A.C. and Familias Unidas del Chamizal read the Earth Charter, and discuss the Environmental Justice on the border.

Forum:

7:30 - "Diálogos de luz y sonido. Arte participativo y espacio público" a talk by Robin Greeley, professor of Latin American art history at the University of Connecticut. In Spanish.

Community tent:

TBA

Collateral Activities: 

2019 International U.S.-Mexico 10K Run  https://international10k.com

Laboratorios Nómada "Mirador Cactus" installation at El Chamizal Park.

Saturday, Nov 16

Activations:

6:30 and 8:30 - Poetry Across Borders organized by by La Cloaca Literaria and Tumblewords Project.

Forum:

7:30 - “Weaving our Narrative”, a discussion by Juaritos Literario & Bobby Byrd from Cinco

Puntos Press about literature on the borderlands. Moderated by León de la Rosa Carrillo.

Community tent:

Independent press, booksellers, poetry and comics.

Monday, Nov 18

Activations:

6:30 and 8:30 - Bowie High School, Preparatoria Altavista, and COBACH 19 - a selection of programming with youth voices from these historical high schools.

Forum:

7:30 - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer conference: 

“Techs-Mechs: A Run Through the History of Mexican Technological Culture"

Community tent:

Border Tech Tents.

Wednesday, Nov 20

Activations:

6:30 - Batallones Femeninos with Adelitas Fronterizas

8:30 - Monologues organized by Wise Latina International, Ya Basta Teatro with Instituto

Municipal de la Mujer

Forum:

TBA

Community tent:

TBA

Friday, Nov 22

Activations:

6:30 - "Las Platicadoras", activist and academic collective that works with migrants and refugees in conversation.

8:30 - Provocation Closure, with Andrea Blancas Beltrán and León De la Rosa Carrillo, followed by Omar Limas and Andrea Shaheen Espinosa of Middle-Eastern musical ensemble Layali Al-Sham.

Forum:

7:30 - Presentation of the legacy of Border Tuner, including the fund to support artists in the region.

Community tent:

TBA

Sunday, Nov 24

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© Rafael Lozano-Hemmer 2019. Organized by the Rubin Center at UTEP, El Paso Community Foundation and Fundación Comunitaria de la Frontera Norte. Supported by the Mellon Foundation, Arte Abierto, Bloomberg Philanthropies, VIA Art Fund and Novamex. View site disclaimer.