Port of Entry / April 3, 2019
When artist Diana Benavídez makes piñatas, they aren't meant to be broken. They get put on pedestals. They become sculptures meant to provoke conversations.
Giant tampons. An over-sized can of pepper spray. A drone. Benavídez’s aren’t your average piñatas.
Today, a story about an object typically known for its destruction, not creation.
Only Here can you find a San Diego artist packing pinatas with political messages instead of candy.
Port of Entry
These are cross-border stories that connect us. Border people often inhabit this in-between place. From KPBS and PRX, “Port of Entry” tells personal stories from this place — stories of love, hope, struggle and survival from border crossers, fronterizxs and other people whose lives are shaped by the wall. Rooted in San Diego with tendrils reaching into Tijuana. Hosted by Alan Lilienthal, produced by Kinsee Morlan and sound design by Emily Jankowski.