Borders: Representation and Reality
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:00pm
Borders: Representation and Reality
CHLA Professors Hector Hernandez' and Elena Aviles are taking part in an art symposium and panel organized by PSU's Department of Philosophy Socratic Society.
  • Exhibit runs Feb. 6 - 27, 2019, in the MK Gallery
  • Panel discussion is on Feb 13th, 2019, 5 p.m. (Location TBD).
In his seminal essay, "What is a Border?" Etienne Balibar write of the "heterogeneity and ubiquity of borders" and observes that "borders are everywhere". Though people often conflate borders with official political borders, borders are also social, cultural, economic, and psychological.  The heterogeneity, complexity, and peculiarity of borders call for multidisciplinary efforts to explore the ontological, socio-political, and cultural dimensions of borders. In this spirit, the Socratic Society invited artists and theorists across disciplines and media to present and exhibit in the gallery/symposium "Borders: Representation and Reality."
Hector Hernadez' artwork, along with several others, are featured in the Gallery.
Dr. Elena Aviles will be one of the members of the panel discussion. 
More information available on the Dept. of Philosophy's site!
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