[Photos: Jasmine Cogan. Blaffer Art Museum, 2022]
Saúl Hernández-Vargas’ work operates as an archive intervention in Nation-States’ official narratives: It is forensic poetry that invokes the specters haunting their margins, cracks, and fissures.
As it is in heaven / Así como en el cielo gathers a series of sculptures by Saúl Hernández-Vargas, in collaboration with fictional characters Nadie Nada and Bruce Ludd, that explores the material making of the US-Mexico boundary (1849-1857) underscoring its discursive fragility. Saúl’s work understands the US-Mexico boundary as an imagined and imaginary line that could be either radically reimagined and redrawn or completely erased. [...]
Closing performance in collaboration with the Mexican writer Majo Delgadillo