In this interview, I have a fascinating, wide-ranging conversation/rumination about immigration, identity, politics and creeping fascism. Daniel Ruanova is a painter and sculptor and self-described “border rat,” growing up traveling between Tijuana and Calexico.
“Daniel Ruanova’s irreverent and involved style of border art-making rose to prominence in the later half of the 1990’s; his eye-popping statements further cementing his hard-earned reputation as a mischievous, politically-minded experimentalist during Tijuana’s exposure boom in the 2000’s. ” —Marco Vera, KCET
By Daniel Ruanova & Ignacio Ornelas
Sep 21–25 / FREE
A mobile installation featuring large-scale reproductions of 1950s-era photographs of Braceros, Mexican farm and railroad workers imported to the U.S. during World War II. The project gives new light to the images of citizens on their journey to the land of opportunity.
Farmers’ Market Tour:
Sep 21; 1–6pm / Downtown Santa Cruz
Sep 23; 2–7pm / Watsonville
Sep 25; 9am–1pm / Live Oak