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Pick of the Day: Fotoseptiembre: "Alien Contexts: Mexico and the US"

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Scott Sherer, Associate Professor of Art History at UTSA, curates Fotoseptiembre's “Alien Contexts: Mexico and the US,” an intense look at life on the border through then lenses of five accomplished artists. SA's own Anne Walace takes an experimental approach to documenting the border's complexities and dangers; David Taylor (Tuscon) presents border monuments as “silent witnesses” to changes dating to the 1850s; through the series “Between Borders,” Alejandro Cartagena (Monterrey) focuses on a tight-knit community withstanding the menace of drug trafficking; Mayra Martell (Ciudad Juárez and Mexico City) investigates the homes of Juarez's disappeared women; and Fernando Brito (Culiacán, Sinaloa) blurs the lines between art and journalism by documenting corpses “discarded in haunting landscapes.” Free; 6-8pm Wed, Sep 5; UTSA Art Gallery (Main Campus – 1604) One UTSA Circle; (210) 458-4391, fotoseptiembreusa.com. On view through November 21. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.

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