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Borders of Freedom

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Note: Borders of Freedom will be presented on a rotating loop in The Screening Room on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm from September 14 to October 12, 2019. Admission is free.

Borders of Freedom features six artists living in El Salvador and its diaspora, whose work addresses the concept of freedom from different perspectives, connecting it with intimacy, spirituality, gender, migration and sociopolitical context.

Curated by Patricio Majano of YES Contemporary, Borders of Freedom includes work from the Y.ES Contemporary Art Loan Program. Founded in February this year, the program makes 30 Salvadoran artist’s artworks, part of The Mario Cader-Frech Collection, available for loan internationally. The program debuted with the exhibition Black Mirror and Other Third World Reflections, curated by Y.ES Team member Claire Breukel at FAU in Boca Raton this past spring.

For the video exhibition, the curator has selected four artworks from the program by artists Alexia Miranda, Abigail Reyes, Crack Rodríguez and Fredy Solan. Adding to this selection, Majano selected works by Sayre Quevedo and Guadalupe Maravilla.

Collectively, the works address the theme of freedom and consider what the artists identify as constraints of freedom and ways in which to deal with these issues. The exhibition aims to centralize creative dialogue by artists located in El Salvador as well as across the United States.

Y.ES Contemporary creates opportunities for outstanding Salvadoran contemporary artists to advance their artistic practice and engage with artists, curators, collectors, gallerists and the media within and outside El Salvador. Programming includes professional development, studio visits, exhibition and public programming, publications, residencies and a library. Y.ES is an initiative of the Robert S. Wennett and Mario Cader-Frech Foundation.

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