At this extraordinary moment for El Paso/Juárez, join the El Paso Museum of Art for a two-day convening in the densest Borderplex along the U.S./Mexico border. Together we will examine the past, present, and future of our creative communities, and celebrate the closing of the 5th Transborder Biennial. Events take place in El Paso and Juárez and will include:
Events introduce those unfamiliar to key places and people, and prompt fronterizos to look anew at our terrain. Through the convening we will explore what makes esta frontera—one defined for many by crossing, cultural and linguistic hybridity, and rasquache approaches to life and art—both like other border zones, and also distinctly El Chuco.*
*El Chuco is El Paso’s nickname. It comes from the term Pachuco/Pachuca, which is thought to have originated in the area in the 1940s in reference to Mexican-American men and women who wore zoot suits.
Register below (EPMA membership not required). Registrants will be contacted for payment and will receive detailed itinerary and welcome packet.
Registration closes August 17; space limited. $75 fee per person includes activities, cross-border transport, meals, and Borderplex tote bag. $99 Convening rate available at Hotel Indigo Downtown El Paso; use IATA# 99801505 and Group Code “ART.” Events in ELP/JRZ; valid passport required.
La Frontera: Art + People + Place is supported by the El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Hotel Indigo.