Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, June 6 - July 28, 2013
Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, August 14 - Septmeber 15, 2013
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, May 30, 2014 — September 7, 2014
156-pages in full-color
Features an image from each of the La Frontera artists, text in both English and Spanish, including an essay by Mexican writer Benito Taibo
6.5x8.5 inches, soft cover
Velvet da Vinci and the Museo Franz Mayer present La Frontera (The Borderlands), an exhibition of contemporary jewelry that explores the physical space where the relationship between Mexico and the U.S is most evident. In recent years, drug trafficking and violence have made it the focus of almost daily news. However, the extremely porous nature of the border allows not only the illegal passage of arms and drugs, but also ideas, money, projects, families, and culture. The artists discuss the underlying currents of this environment in geographic, political, social, cultural and ideological contexts. The exhibition features 90 artists from 20 countries with over 150 pieces that reflect on the border that affects all of us.
Rameen Ahmed, Mayte Amezcua, Eliana Arenas, William Austin III, Iacov Azubel, Maria Fernanda Barba, Brooke Battles, Ela Bauer, Victor Beckmann, Kristin Beeler, Aline Berdichevsky, Jesse Bert, Elvira Bessudo, Raquel Bessudo, Linnèa Blakèus & David Alexander Calder, Arturo Borrego, Sandra Bostock , Alejandra Bremer, Gabriela Campo, Jorge Castañon, Cristina Celis, Celeste Christie, Thea Clark, Kate Connell & Oscar Melara, Bruno Cuervo Aceves, Jessica Davies, Alberto Dávila, Clementine Edwards, Beate Eismann, Danielle Embry, Nicolas Estrada, Brenda Ligia Farias Lomeli, Sol Flores, Andrés Fonseca, Christine Forni, Monica Guerra, Elisa Gulminelli, Pierce Healy, Heidemarie Herb, Thomas Hill, Holland Houdek, Marta Hryc, Kevin Hughes, Mary Frisbee Johnson, Tammy Young Eun Kim, Barbara Knuth, Alejandra Koreck, Claire Lavendhomme, Lorena Lazard, Ria Lins, Criselda Lopez, María Eugenia López, Jorge Manilla, Alix Manon, Carmen Marcos Martínez, Gigi Mariani, Wendy Maruyama, Judy McCaig, Edward Lane McCartney, Emma Messer, Molly Mitchell, Katharina Moch, Nancy Moyer with Mark Clark, Dawn E. Nakanishi,Alja Neuner, Brigid O’Hanrahan, Mabel Pena, Chiara Pignotti, Ramón Puig Cuyàs, Kerianne Quick, Alexander Romero Reyes, Poleta Rodete, Jacqueline Roffe, Zinna Rudman, Elizabeth Rustrian, Carmen Lucia Sandoval, Chiara Scarpitti, Agnes Seebass, Marina Sheetikoff, Alejandra Solar, Maria Solórzano, Martacarmela Sotelo, Olga Starostina, Rachelle Thiewes, Demitra Thomloudis, Sabina Tiemroth, Julia Turner, Martha Vargas, Elizabeth Wilson, Jette Zirpins