Washington, DC, September 27, 2016
The Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, Carlos Sada, will inaugurate an exhibition entitled Delimitations tomorrow, September 28, at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC. The exhibition documents the work of artists Marcos Ramírez ERRE and David Taylor along the Mexico – United States border as it existed in 1821.
The artists traced a border around 1.3 million square miles of territory which Mexico ceded to the United States as a result of the Guadalupe – Hidalgo Treaty following the war between the two countries.
The work is made up of 47 obelisks placed along the common border which lasted 27 years and which was documented through historical maps and other documents from the era.
The installation begins in Brookings, Oregon, on the Pacific Ocean, and runs to the mouth of the Sabinas River in Port Arthur, Texas. Along the way, it passes through cities in California, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas.
One of the objectives of the artists is to show that Mexico and the United States share more history and common interests that it might appear.
This exhibition was organized simultaneously with the one which is currently on view in the Goethe Institute in Washington D.C., titled 2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity by artists Stefan Falke and Daniel Schwarz. That exhibition shows satellite images of the current border between the two countries: https://goo.gl/gKPA7E
The inauguration will take place at 6:45 pm and the exhibition will be open until January 28, 2017.