Zoquetes Fronterizos / Mud Frontiers

Publication Date


Document Type


Exhibition/Performance Dates

January 20 - April 6, 2019

Publication Title

New Cities, Future Ruins

Conference Location

Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for The Visual Arts, El Paso, TX


New Cities, Future Ruins (NCFR) is a four-year curatorial initiative inviting artists, designers, and thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme urbanism of America's Western Sun Belt. Fast-growing symbols of opportunity and entrepreneurialism, the region’s cities are sprawling agglomerations in delicate ecosystems, marked by resource overuse, dramatic demographic change, and political struggle that particularize and illuminate global crises of rapid urbanization. Bringing critical and innovative practices from around the world to bear on this urban landscape, NCFR is designed to foster visionary thought and artistic experimentation at these urgent sites.
The Rubin Center’s contribution to New Cities Future Ruins is the collaborative exhibition Sections, featuring three projects that reflect on the border environment - earth (Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello), air (AGENCY Architecture) and water (Ivan Puig).The final projects in the gallery space will be complemented by a didactic installation under the artistic direction of Zeke Pena, who will tell the story of the projects development as well as highlight community projects that address the environment at the US Mexico Border.