Presented in partnership with Austin Film Society.
THROUGH THE REPELLENT FENCE (2017) follows Native American art collective Postcommodity as they construct Repellent Fence, a two-mile long outdoor artwork straddling the U.S.-Mexico border a mile in each direction and suturing the region back together.
7PM - Event begins, attendees encouraged to view the New Monuments for New Cities exhibit at 12th & Red River
7:30PM - Panel discussion moderated by Chale Nafus:
- Director Sam Douglas
- Paulina Dosal-Terminel, Mexic-Arte Museum Education
- Isis Valencia, Legal Assistant for RAICES - Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services
8:00PM - Film begins
WCC + AFS Cinema on the Creek
Taking its inspiration from the New Monuments for New Cities exhibition, this free series features films about art and architecture that highlight themes of immigration, civic participation, patriotism, race, and heritage.
New Monuments for New Cities is an art exhibit on display at Waller Creek from March 2 through May 31. It is produced in partnership with the The High Line Network and features 25 artists, five of which were selected by the Waller Creek Conservancy. The exhibit will also be shown in Houston, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.
New Monuments for New Cities raises a number of questions about who and what has been memorialized in the past and how applying new lenses could shift that paradigm in the future. Join the dialogue as we host conversations with artists, historians, and community leaders about these themes.
Click here for more information and a full list of artists.