2 Hermanos Lejanos: El Gran Despecho
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
May 15-September 4, 2015
"If I am an expatriate, you are an ex-country." ~Roque Dalton
Exhibition Reception: Friday, May 15, 2015 6:00PM-9:00PM
Brothers Victor and Carlos Cartagena emigrated from El Salvador during the protracted civil war, which saw close to a quarter of the small Central American nation's population flee. The Cartagenas are included among those El Salvador terms its hermanos lejanos, and part of a generation whose possibilities were shaped by loss and the conflicting emotions of desire and disappointment.
Working both collaboratively and in a conversational exchange, Victor and Carlos Cartagena's works traverse a frontera of multiple realities, countries that don't exist, national boundaries that fracture families, the disappeared and the intimately near.
This exhibition is created in dialogue with ANDARES, a multidisciplinary performance collaboration of ABD Productions and the musicians of El Salvador's Mezoamerika, which will premier at the San Francisco International Arts Festival, May 29-31, 2015.
EVENT DETAILS AND DESCRIPTIONS
• Exhibition Reception: Friday, May 15, 2015 6:00PM-9:00PM
and a community discussion of the experience of being hermanos lejanos
• Reception with the Cartagenas and the artists of MezoAmerika: Monday, May 25, 2015 5:00PM-7:00PM
Please join us for a vibrant discussion of this international collaboration. How do we work across borders and disciplines?