"Space in Between" centers on the creation of artworks and promotion of cultural dialogues revolving around themes related to community, craft, immigration, cultural identity, labor practices and sustainability.
Cabrera will lead workshops with communities from the Arizona region to create soft sculptures of desert plants made from recycled Border Patrol uniforms and embroidered with personal stories of immigration. The artwork will be displayed at the Desert Botanical Garden and will be the launch for a national traveling exhibition the following year.
Support by CALA Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Museums for America Grant Number MA-20-14-0236-14. Mexican Consulate, Southwest Key and Latino youth from the Phoenix community.
Image credit: Margarita Cabrera, "Space in Between – Nopal", 2010. Border patrol uniform fabric, copper wire, thread and terra cotta pot, 36 x 26 x 28 in. In Collaboration with Candelaria Cabrera. Photograph by Fredrik Nilsen