International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Art, Collaboration and Politics on the Mexico-U.S. Border: Felipe Barbosa & Rosana Ricalde’s Art Project for the Border between Two Worlds
Luiz Sérgio de Oliveira

In a scenario of perplexities demarcated by the border between the United States and Latin America, the artists from Rio de Janeiro Felipe Barbosa and Rosana Ricalde developed the project Hospitality/Hospitalidad with the floating community of the Puente Mexico in Tijuana, a highly unlikely community when approached by conventional models or even by the understanding of our common sense. This paper discusses the implications of the articulation between politics and contemporary art having this very conflicted region as a vigorous backdrop.

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