Border Cantos is a timely, new and free exhibit now on view at Crystal Bridges.
Each installation, placed in non-traditional locations in one town for two weeks, captures a pivotal moment when an event, comment, or revelation affects the figures involved. The installation locations are conducive to unhurried contemplation (hospital/clinic, library, and community/civic center or church). The installations are then displayed together for a final day at that town’s outdoor regional festival. Publicity and installation materials invite viewers to contribute responses that will be incorporated into a culminating exhibit. These audience contributions will include invitations to complete the phrase “And then I” by: 1) posting a selfie with the sculptures on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram at #ANDTHENI, 2) completing a comment card, 3) texting input to a QR code survey, 4) taking a survey card, and/or 5) mailing/emailing feedback to the project archives. A culminating exhibition in a more traditional art-viewing setting will integrate the sculptural installations with the collected responses.