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From BordersCruzadas to Borderlines

April 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Immigration is one of the most politicized issues in the United States, as politicians across both aisles debate the fate of people fleeing violence, poverty, trafficking, hunger, and [political instability. ART WORKS Projects presents From BordersCruzadas to Borderlines, a discussion between photographers Will Sands, Oscar Castillo (BordersCruzadas project] and Cathy Edelman, from Illinois based nonprofit CASE Art Fund [Borderlines exhibition], presenting two sides of a very complex issue facing the US Southern border.

BordersCruzadas: A Collaborative Story recognizes that people impacted by displacement are often excluded from the conversations that determine their fate. Through documentary photography and content collaboratively created with four people fleeing their homeland, BordersCruzadas explores the physical and symbolic boundaries that define the lived experience of those seeking to cross the United States’ southern border.

Borderlines is CASE Art Fund’s ongoing photographic exhibition about the Juarez/Texas/New Mexico border. At Expo Chicago, CASE will recreate the Sunland Park, NM desert, the site of the most recent cros­­sings in the El Paso region. The exhibition includes photographs of the terrain, objects found in the desert, photographs and videos of helicopters and border patrol searching the desert, and a poignant interview from a local proprietor whose business is the site of most desert crossings today and in 2022.

From BordersCruzadas to Borderlines will be held in person at ART WORKS Projects, 625 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, on Wednesday, April 12.

Doors open at 5 pm to for an early preview of an exhibition in development, BordersCruzadas.

The presentation and discussion will be from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.


April 12, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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625 North Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL 60654
625 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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