Media Arts Program

Saturday, May 17, 2008 — Saturday, August 9, 2008

Co-presented by Hallwalls, the Buffalo Arts Studio and El Museo

/The Imaginary Line/

Hallwalls, Buffalo Arts Studio, El Museo

Opening 5/17 at the Buffalo Arts Studio (7—10pm)

/The Imaginary Line/ is a series of exhibitions and screenings which explore the idea of nation-dividing borders to understand the political, cultural, and sociological issues that arise from these boundaries, and also explores borders as intangible, incorporeal delineations that exist within our everyday lives. This summer Hallwalls joins Buffalo Arts Studio and El Museo, to host a series of screenings in conjunction with /The Imaginary Line/ that will include works by Jim Finn, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Ursula Biemann. In August Hallwalls welcomes artist Fereshteh Toosi, who will be in Buffalo/Niagara Falls to create works that commemorate the 30th anniversary of Love Canal, declared a Federal State of Emergency by President Jimmy Carter in August, 1978.

At Hallwalls May-August:
5/15/08 at 8 p.m.
HARP artist Jim Finn presents The Juche Idea
6/20/08 at 8 p.m.
Border Art Classics by Guillermo Gómez-Peña: El Naftazteca: Cyber-Aztec TV for 2000 A.D. and The Great Mojado Invasion, Part 2 (The Second U.S. - Mexico War)
7/25/08 at 8 p.m.
Works by Ursula Biemann: Europlex and Performing the Border
8/8/08 at 8 p.m.
Love Canal Memorial screening presented by artist Fereshteh Toosi

At the Buffalo Arts Studio:
On exhibition from May 17—August 9, 2008, works by:
Paula Braswell, Peter Dykhuis, Shelley Niro, and Leandro Soto

At El Museo:
Border Film Project (May 30—July 22, 2008).
Opening Reception June 13, 8—10. On view through July 22, 2008

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May, 2008 - 2008