Climbing Fences

It takes more than chainlink to lose the border connection. How about lack of focus?

Curator Burns indicates that, even though they got mired in paperwork, "it is important for their presence to be known, however, because they represent a significant kind of art production in Ciudad Juárez." She goes on to describe grassroots organizations that work with disadvantaged children and teenagers, using art as a "positive force that can steer people away from the seemingly inevitable cycle of drug use and violence."

Yorka's Stop the Femicide
Yorka's Stop the Femicide
Jaime Cano's Looking for Lulia video: A timely way of saying nothing
Jaime Cano's Looking for Lulia video: A timely way of saying nothing

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On display through June 11. Call 954-921-3274.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood

It's a bitter irony, Burns notes, that "while there exists a very complex and sophisticated drug smuggling infrastructure between Mexico and the United States," these 30 paintings weren't able to enter the country legally. That's a shame, because they might have more fully fleshed out this frustrating exhibition, which has lofty goals but falls far short of them.

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