AZ ArtWorker launched in Douglas, AZ during the weekend of October 10-11, 2015. Coordinated with the border community’s first bi-national art walk, a visit from internationally renowned artist Ana Teresa Fernández, and the debut of Repellent Fence, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited at the US/Mexico border, AZ ArtWorker: Douglas engaged local and visiting artists, community members, and visitors from throughout the region and both sides of the border.
October 10-11, 2015
Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary indigenous art collective composed of artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist and Nathan Young. Hosted by ASU Art Museum, Postcommodity will be in Douglas October 9-12 presenting Repellent Fence, the largest bi-national land art installation ever exhibited at the US/Mexico border. The two-mile long sculpture will comprise twenty-six tethered “scare eye” balloons, ten feet in diameter, floating fifty feet above the border.
Video and performance artist Ana Teresa Fernández will visit Douglas as part of her residency with ASU Performance in the Borderlands. Born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, Fernández is best known for her conceptual work Borrando la Frontera, which used a trompe l’oeil effect to “erase” a section of fence along the Tijuana/San Diego border.
M. Jenea Sanchez is an intermedia artist (MFA Arizona State University, 2011) who explores the visual, psychological and environmental aspects of borders and the role of women within displaced communities. Sanchez is an art instructor at Cochise College and currently heads the organization Artwalk on G, which provides the borderlands community with an immersive arts district through artwalks and street events.
ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program
ASU Performance in the Borderlands
Avenue G Artwalk
Mexican Consulate in Douglas
Public conversation with Postcommodity, Ana Teresa Fernández, M. Jenea Sanchez, Gabriela Munoz, and Julio Cesar Morales
Saturday, October 10:00-7:00 PM
Placita del Sol Park (“La Placita”)
1025 N. G Avenue
Douglas, AZ 85607
Artist training with Ana Teresa Fernández and M. Jenea Sanchez to explore the creation of site-specific artworks through interactive projects
Sunday, October 11 – 10AM-12PM
Center for Academic Success High School
1415 F Avenue
Douglas, AZ 85607