Immigrant women of BordeAndo wearing hand woven sweaters by Jeannine Han

Love Does Not Have Borders, 2019 / El Amor No Tiene Fronteras 2019

27 Aug 2020 Queens
Immigrant women of BordeAndo wearing hand woven sweaters by Jeannine Han
Photo by Jeannine Han

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El Amor No Tiene Fronteras es un proyecto artístico y político de BordeAndo, ​​un colectivo de crochet y bordado formado por mujeres inmigrantes en Queens, NY. El proyecto reflexiona sobre la injusticia que enfrentan los inmigrantes que padecen separaciones familiares a lo largo de la frontera con Estados Unidos.

Para producir la obra, BordeAndo colaboró ​​con la artista Jeannine Han, quien diseñó una serie de talleres de tejido a mano que incluían técnicas textiles y de moda tradicionales y contemporáneas. Los tejidos resultantes que se presentan aquí expresan la identidad cultural y política de los miembros del grupo y demuestran su solidaridad con los inmigrantes ante la crisis.

El proyecto fue coordinado y conceptualizado por Mónica Carrillo Zegarra, ex organizadora comunitaria del Queens Museum, quien llevó a cabo talleres adicionales con miembros del grupo para reflexionar más sobre la crisis migratoria y recopilar recuerdos positivos de los lugares de origen de los participantes para fortalecer la resiliencia y generar esperanza. por un futuro mejor.

Love Does Not Have Borders is an artistic and political project of BordeAndo, a crochet and embroidery collective made up of immigrant women in Queens, New York. The project reflects on the injustice faced by immigrants enduring family separations along the U.S. border.

To produce the work, BordeAndo collaborated with artist Jeannine Han, who designed a series of hand-knitting workshops that included traditional and contemporary textile and fashion techniques. The resulting knitted works express the group members’ cultural and political identity and demonstrates their solidarity with immigrants in the face of crisis.
The project was coordinated and conceptualized by Monica Carrillo Zegarra, former community organizer of the Queens Museum, who conducted additional workshops with group members to further reflect on the immigration crisis and collect positive memories of the participant’s hometowns, to strengthen their resilience and generate hope for a better future.

Featuring: Jeannine Han
Teaching Artist and Photography

Nancy Lazo, Mercedes Ojeda, Vicente Ojeda, Maria Ortiz, Rufina Ortiz, Esther Sánchez, and Carmen Tercero
Textile Artists

Declaración del artista / BIO – Jeannine Han (n. 1979, Oakland, CA)
La práctica artística de Jeannine Han incluye cine, escultura y textiles donde el siempre presente pero esquivo cuerpo actúa como personaje, creador y sujeto. Actualmente se encuentra en el programa Artist In Residence Studio del Museo de Queens para crear proyectos multimedia inmersivos que exploren la relación entre patrones, imágenes en movimiento, sonido y tecnología.

Han está interesada en diversos medios artísticos y participa en iniciativas educativas y artísticas socialmente comprometidas. El trabajo colaborativo con BordeAndo tiene como objetivo abordar los problemas de migración y separación familiar que ocurren a lo largo de las fronteras de América Central y los Estados Unidos. A través del tejido a mano como una práctica para la autosuficiencia, la artista apoya los procesos de reflexión sobre los efectos psicológicos en las personas y sus familias.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jeannine Han’s artistic practice includes film, sculpture, and textiles, where the ever-present but elusive body performs as a character, creator, and subject. She is in the Artist-In-Residence Studio Program at the Queens Museum, creating immersive multimedia projects that explore the relationship between pattern, moving image, sound, and technology.

Indicative of Han’s work across media, she is actively involved in socially engaged art by creating collaborations through education. The collaborative work with BordeAndo aims to address the migration and family separation issues happening along the Central American and U.S. border. Through hand-knitting as a practice for self-reliance, the artist works to help raise consciousness and awareness of the psychological effects on individuals and their families.

BordeAndo is a crochet and embroidery collective of Latina women living in Corona, Queens. BordeAndo’s collaborative work in textile arts provides a connection to their heritage, a place to find support in one another through their weekly meetings at the Queens Museum, and an opportunity to engage in political education.

The group’s name is a play on Spanish words, transforming bordando (embroidering) and borde (border) to create BordeAndo. As they make new textile works, the group shares their experiences of migration from Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador, the difficulties faced by undocumented immigrants, and the impact of family separation.
BordeAndo provides a healing space to talk openly and find support in fellow community members, as well as demonstrate joy, beauty, strength, and resilience in the work the members create together. Through the textile arts, the group has strengthened its creative vision and political reflection, by producing collective crochet and embroidery works on topics such as: climate justice, speculative futurism, and gender equity. Their works has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, in Corona Plaza, and in various cultural and organizational spaces.

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Declaración del artista

BordeAndo es un colectivo de crochet y bordado de mujeres latinas que viven en Corona, Queens. El trabajo colaborativo de BordeAndo en artes textiles proporciona una conexión con su herencia, un lugar para encontrar apoyo mutuo a través de sus reuniones semanales en el Museo de Queens y una oportunidad para participar en la educación política. El nombre del grupo es un juego de palabras en español, transformando bordando (bordado) y borde (borde) para crear BordeAndo. A medida que realizan nuevos trabajos textiles, el grupo comparte sus propias experiencias de migración desde México, Perú y Ecuador, las dificultades que enfrentan los inmigrantes indocumentados y el impacto de la separación familiar.

BordeAndo ofrece un espacio de sanación para hablar abiertamente y encontrar apoyo y la oportunidad de fortalecer su educación política en las reuniones semanales en el Museo de Queens así como demostrar alegría, belleza, fuerza y ​​resistencia en el trabajo que los miembros crean juntas. A través de las artes textiles, el grupo ha fortalecido su visión creativa y reflexión política produciendo trabajos colectivos de crochet y bordado sobre temas como justicia climática, futurismo especulativo y equidad de género, los cuales han sido exhibidos en el Queens Museum, en Corona Plaza, y en diversos espacios culturales y organizativos.

ABOUT THE PARTNER

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.

The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.

The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, and the TD Charitable Foundation.

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