Dec 4, 2014–Sep 16, 2018
Featuring Borderland Collective, led by artists Jason Reed, Mark Menjivar and art historian, Erina Duganne. Contributing artists include Adriana Corral, Noah Sadowski, Vincent Valdez, Jennifer Whitney, and Ricky Yanas. Originally commissioned by Contemporary at Blue Star, Northern Triangle is a traveling exhibition organized by Contemporary at Blue Star and conceived and curated by Borderland Collective.
- April 19 – September 16, 2018 | Mayborn Museum, Baylor University, 1300 S. University Parks, Waco, TX 76706
- November 6 – December 8, 2017 | Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
- February 4 – April 2, 2017 | University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
- August 26 – December 22, 2016 | Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
- March 18 – April 23, 2016 | Threewalls, Chicago, IL
- December 4, 2014 – February 15, 2015 | Contemporary at Blue Star, San Antonio, TX
In 2014, nearly 68,000 unaccompanied children were apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border, double the number from the previous year. Of this group, the majority are from the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Known as the Northern Triangle, this region has a long and complicated relationship with the United States. Civil wars in the 1980s, deportation policies, the drug war, border issues, trade agreements, unjust economic structures, political corruption, poverty, human trafficking and many other situations have all contributed.
Northern Triangle is an installation by Borderland Collective, led by artists Jason Reed, Mark Menjivar and art historian, Erina Duganne. The installation activated the Project Space at Blue Star as a history museum, community center, and classroom by employing a collaborative approach that brings forward diverse and complex histories through photographs, maps, art objects, personal stories, and political documents.
The exhibition played host for events such as lectures and film screenings that will provide more layers of context for understanding the current crisis, as well as opportunities for community participation. The exhibition was just one response to the current crisis and was an open space for constructive dialogue and exchange.
Contributing artists include Adriana Corral, Noah Sadowski, Vincent Valdez, Jennifer Whitney, and Ricky Yanas. A panel discussion was held by art historian, Dr. Erina Duganne.