Upcoming Events

All activities in spanglish unless otherwise noted.

Activations:

6:30- Bowie High School, Preparatoria Chamizal (COBACH 19). Mariachi songs. Reading of the novel Columbus.
8:30 -  Bowie High School and Altavista Preparatoria. Slam Poetry/Freestyle.

Forum:

7:30 - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer conference: 

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

Community tent:

“Augmented Reality is for Everyone”, by Pioneers 21 and Boost Human in El Paso. Activities by the Technology Hub in Cd. Juárez.

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:

7:30- Grupo Nepantleras ( Asamblea Feminista Literaria y Artística) in Cd. Juárez

Community tent:

“Cartografía textil del feminicidio” in Cd. Juárez by Jane Terrazas

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 with Kerry Doyle, Rafael, Jane Terrazas, Oscar Nodal, Edgar Picazo, and León de la Rosa.

Sunday, Nov 24

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:

Invited organizations from LGBTQ+ and allied communities on both sides. Cassandro and his
luchadores friends in El Paso.

Community tent:

“Transitando las fronteras de cuerpos LGBT”, a discussion by Salvador Cruz, professor
at COLEF, and Luis Mendoza, activist and promoter (Juárez)

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:

Urban art by Puro Borde and guests.

Collateral Activities:

Lowriders on both sides of the border.

Saturday, Nov 23

Past 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 - Opening provocation by Cristina Mayagoytia and Alexandra Rodriguez.

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" with Glossolalia. 
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. Moderated by Melissa Warak. (El Paso)

Community tent:

Postals for Chile: solidarity with the struggles in the streets

Tuesday, Nov 19

Activations:

6:30 - Opening provocation by Manuel Alberto Herrera Delgado and Benjamin Alire Saenz.

 

Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca and UTEP Graduate Studio of Zuill Bailey (Chris Beroes-Haigis).

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 MACJ.

Community tent:

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

Thursday, Nov 14

Activations:

6:30 - Opening provocation by Adriana Montenegro and Roberto Cárdenas

 

Cumbia bands Sonido Cachimbo and Frontera Bugalu with voices from Centro Sin Fronteras and los Braceros

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 - "Dialogs with light and sound. Art of participation and public space" a talk by Robin Greeley, professor of Latin American art history at the University of Connecticut. In English.

Community tent:

Activists against the Samalayuca Mine

Collateral Activities: 

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

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.

8:45- Language Justice John Pluecker and José Eduardo Sanchez of Antena.

Community tent:

Independent press, booksellers, poetry and comics.

Monday, Nov 18

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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.