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State of Exception

State of Exception

Saturday, May 2 through August 8

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program at Combine Studios

821 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004


This exhibition at ASU’s downtown Phoenix residency program location is open to the public Fridays and Saturdays, 12–6 p.m. Questions about visiting? Call 480.965.2787 and press “0”

Over 300 backpacks, water bottles, border restraints and other objects left behind by undocumented migrants on their journey into the United States form the basis of this exhibition exploring the human experience of crossing the U.S./Mexico border. Video and images created on location along the Arizona border ask the viewer to consider the complexities of the found objects.

This exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Richard Barnes, artist/curator Amanda Krugliak and anthropologist Jason De Leόn. It was originally presented at the Institute of the Humanities Gallery, University of Michigan Ann Arbor. The ASU Art Museum presentation is supported by the Helme Prinzen Endowment.