In Spring 2014 a selection of photographs by David Taylor from his Working the Line project will be on view at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) in Cambridge. David Taylor is a photographer and Art Professor at the School of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson. In his multiyear two-part project, Taylor documents the boundary monuments marking the United States–Mexico border and the associated activities—border security, drug and human smuggling, and ongoing construction—that reflect the challenges of life on both sides. The exhibition at DRCLAS, curated by Michelle Lamunière, former John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Assistant Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, presents approximately 20 photographs of border monuments as well as examples of the daily events Taylor witnessed while capturing them. A video monitor will also show the artist’s photographs of all 276 monuments in a continuous loop.
EXHIBITION OPENING AND WALKTHROUGH: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2014 @ 5:30PM
Leventritt Panel Discussion: Border Dynamics
Thursday, February 27 2014 @ 6–8PM.
Photographer David Taylor, along with practitioners and scholars who work in visual arts, culture, and geography, will participate in a discussion about artistic and cultural exchanges, and photography in particular, across the United States–Mexico border. For more information about this event please visit Border Dynamics
February 26 - May 9, 2014.
DRCLAS, CGIS South, 2nd Floor. 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Marcela Ramos, ARTS@DRCLAS Program Manager
The exhibition is presented by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and the Harvard Art Museums and made possible in part by generous support from the Brillembourg and Brodsky Endowment Funds at DRCLAS and the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer Jr. Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums.