Exhibition Tour: Griselda San Martin, The Wall
Sunday, September 16, 2018
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
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Please join NYC Parks, United Photo Industries, and artist Griselda San Martin for a tour of her new public art exhibition, The Wall. The Wall is a series of photographic banners that display photographer San Martin's powerful project about the wall that divides the United States and Mexico.
At the juncture of San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico, the border wall’s rusting steel bars plunge into the sand, extending 300 feet into the Pacific Ocean, and cast a long and conflicting shadow. The images on the banners were captured in Friendship Park, a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border where families meet to share intimate moments through the metal fence that separates them.
Physical borders create symbolic boundaries that reinforce the rhetoric of “us versus them” and become enduring, permanent features of the geopolitical landscape that send a forceful message of exclusion. By calling attention to the human interactions at Friendship Park, San Martin attempts to neutralize what this wall was built to create: separation.
This event is free and open to the public.
Tour will meet at Photoville's New Dock Street entrance on the corner of Water Street and New Dock Street. It is directly underneath the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO.
Art & Antiquities, United Photo Industries, Photoville