In the Wake of Juarez
Using the remarkable graffito drawings of artist Alice Leora Briggs, this guide reviews the sociocultural context of Ciudad Juárez, explores the violence inescapably evident in the city, and considers how students can personally identify with global issues through the medium of art Common Core-based curriculum strategies encourage students to engage with Briggs' artwork on personal and analytical levels. This material was developed in partnership with the UNM Art Museum and was based on the Art Museum's Spring 2013 exhibit of the same name. For more information, see the complete table of contents.
- Curriculum Materials
- About Juárez
- Supplementary Resources
- Reference Images
- Alice Leora Brigg's official website
- At the workshop, one of the participants mentioned a recent article in the NYTimes, "Outside the Citadel, Social Practice Art is Intended to Nurture." This article proves relevant to the discussion of the intersection of art and politics, and how to guide students toward thinking of art as a transformative, social justice practice.
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