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Yo Tengo Nombre

An Exhibition by Ruth Leonela Buentello, Efroymson Emerging Artist in Residence
Thursday, September 19, 2019
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Institute for the Humanities Gallery, #1010 202 S. Thayer Map
This series of paintings was inspired by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy and the images of migrant families being separated and detained at the US-Mexico border that dominated media outlets across the nation since the summer of 2017. The exhibition also includes nearly 100 I.D. photos of migrant children from a Texas holding center. Buentello took the photos in 2014 while working for an intake agency.

"Focusing on images from the US media sources that exposed the violence of migrants’ dehumanization, vulnerability, fear, loss, and criminalization, the paintings document the embodiment of state-authorized brutality and erasures of personhood." -Ruth Leonela Buentello

This project is funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund.
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Exhibition
Tags: american culture, Art, Exhibition, Immigration, International, Latin America, Media, Multicultural, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities, Department of American Culture, Latina/o Studies
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