The Liquid Gates of Time, with Oscar Gardea Duarte, Ana Gabriela García, Kate Green, and Jesús A. Villalobos. Presented by Temblores Publicaciones.
For more than a decade, XX members have made conceptual artworks by mining archives from Mexico’s Juárez border region. Faced with the dynamics of extreme violence on the northern border, how can we distort images that try to annihilate desert life? This program celebrates the launch of The Liquid Gates of Time, a catalog of the eponymous exhibition at the Rubin Center of the University of Texas in El Paso. Curator Kate Green, artist Oscar Gardea Duarte, and the editors of the book Ana García and Jesús Villalobos will discuss the process of making this publication, as well as engage a critique of the extractivist and violent nature of these carceral border institutions.