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Rebeca Méndez: El Norte

Rebeca Méndez, still from El Norte, 2013. Single-channel video with no sound; 4:19 minutes. El Paso Museum of Art, Purchase with funds provided by the Robert U. and Mabel O. Lipscomb Foundation Endowment. 2015.21.

Rebeca Méndez: El Norte
January 20, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Peter and Margaret de Wetter Gallery

This exhibition is a unique and intimate experience with the video El Norte by Rebeca Méndez.

A critique on the colonization of the Arctic, the work depicts the artist’s own conquest to stake a claim on the North Pole during a snowstorm. Her struggle compares reality with idealized views of the migration experience.

An immigrant herself, Méndez highlights seasonal migrations and patterns with a nod to ecological issues affecting the anthropocene.

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