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United States, from the Mexican Series

A work made of sixteen digital color photographs and printed map.

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  • A work made of sixteen digital color photographs and printed map.

Date:

1997/99

Artist:

Rosângela Rennó
Brazilian, born 1962

About this artwork

Rosângela Rennó originally designed United States (Mexican Series) as a public art project of mural-size photographs installed in storefronts in San Diego and Tijuana. Working with Eduardo Zepeda, a photographer who specializes in wedding portraits‚ Rennó documented people from the sixteen Mexican states who had migrated to Tijuana presumably to cross into the United States. (The title challenges expectations by referring to the “united states” of the Mexican federation, not to its northern neighbor.) The subjects were photographed in their places of work, and the map of Mexico identifies each subject’s point of origin. The portraits convey the nature of experience along one of the most heavily policed and trafficked borders in the world.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Rosângela Rennó

Title

United States, from the Mexican Series

Origin

Brazil

Date

1997–1999

Medium

Sixteen digital color photographs and printed map

Dimensions

71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in. ), each

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art through the Matching Grant Initiative

Reference Number

2002.78.1-17

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