Artpace is pleased to announce two evocative exhibitions exploring the global issues of migration and geopolitical borders. Featuring German-born San Antonio artists Sabine Senft and Doerte Weber, the exhibitions draw from the artists’ experiences living in divided Germany to examine current issues of global migration and border control.
In the Hudson Showroom, Sabine Senft will showcase work produced through a grant from the Artists Foundation of San Antonio.The exhibition, Borderline Reality comes from a place of personal reflection, according to Senft, who uses everyday material like candy to evoke the often-overlooked realities of division.
In Main Space (formerly Window Works), Doerte Weber will unveil Checkpoint, a series of large tapestry panels that echo the dimensions and imposing nature of the border wall between the United States and Mexico.The pieces evoke memories of passing between West and East Germany for Weber, who describes the level of scrutiny as like being in a zoo.
Both exhibitions will be on display from May 25 to August 27, 2017. Admission to Artpace for this event is free and open to the public, with complimentary refreshments. Doors open at 6pm with a talk featuring both artists at 7pm.