Installed at the Casa de la Cultura in Tijuana, Tony Capellan's inSITE97 piece, El buen vecino/The Good Neighbor, was a symbol of the border and the consequences brought by partitioning land between two powers. The two chairs at the heads of table represented to United States and Mexican governments, and the table, covered in chili peppers, was dissected by a raucous, spinning buzz saw. Originally conceived to represent two hundred years of land treaties between the two countries, the final installation emphasized the violence and loss experienced by Mexico when the country was divested of its lands. --inSITE97
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 03, Item 060)
Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana
- Physical Description
circular saws; tables (architectural elements); chairs; Chili powder
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Performing Arts (including Performance Art)
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[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
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