Contingent Perimeters

Contingent Perimeters explores the tangled relationships between people and infrastructure in the context of the United States–Mexico border through the work of six contemporary artists: Yaritza Flores Bustos, Gloria Martinez-Granados, Hillary Mushkin, M. Jenea Sanchez, David Taylor, and Alex Turner.

By examining the border’s history as well as its contemporary dependence on technologies and apparatuses of control, these artists complicate understandings of the U.S.–Mexico border as a static physical partition. Instead, they offer a more expansive view of the border, reframing it as an assemblage of institutions, ideologies, infrastructures, and technologies.

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Developed as part of UMMA’s Guest Instagram Curator Program, this exhibition has both a website component (accessible above) and an Instagram version. You can view the Instagram version by clicking below and selecting “IG Exhibition” from UMMA’s highlights.

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About Alexis Herrera

Alexis Herrera is a programmer and researcher interested in the topics of mediation, surveillance, and race and ethnicity. He is currently pursuing a master’s in information and science and technology studies at the University of Michigan.

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"Camera Room, NM" by David Taylor


Lead support for this exhibition is provided by Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch. It was developed as part of the Guest Instagram Curator Program.