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Mano A Mano: A Mural-Making Performance


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 7 - Nov 11, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free - $5

San Diego Art Institute presents a mural-making performance "battle."

Starting at either end of a 16-foot wall, two artists - and Jose Hugo Sánchez - will "compete" in a live performance, happening over five full days. They'll be improvising a pictorial narrative on migration, dislocation, labor, and the plight of the Mexico-U.S. border region they call home.

Employing performative strategies to establish an association of spectacle inspired by traditional boxing matches, the internal struggle of artists living between two countries will be displayed through gesture and illustrative documentation translating the complexities of border politics.

Crosthwaite and Hugo Sánchez will "enter the ring" at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017; each day representing one round of battle. The physical, emotional, and mental contribution to this artistic feat culminates with a completed socio-political, narrative mural that will be on view starting Nov. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Concurrent with Mano a Mano, SDAI will present multimedia installations by two artists, Ana Andrad, andArmando De La Torre, who frequently address issues surrounding the Tijuana/San Diego border.

For additional details call (619) 236-0011.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A promotional photo for Mano a Mano, courtesy of San Dieg...

Above: A promotional photo for Mano a Mano, courtesy of San Diego Art Institute.


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