April 22 – May 24, 2019
October 3 – January 19, 2020
Unearthed/Desenterrado was a Black Cube Alumni Project that took the shape of a traveling exhibition of works that called attention to historical and present-day human rights violations along the US/Mexico border. The exhibition opened at the Staniar Gallery at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA before traveling to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Black Cube’s Alumni Program focuses on working with former Artist Fellows to continue to grow their practices. Adriana Corral was a 2017 Black Cube Artist Fellow.
Adriana Corral’s Unearthed/Desenterrado was a traveling exhibition of investigative works that called attention to historical and present-day human rights violations. By working at the intersection of art and activism, Corral’s ongoing practice endeavors to challenge and disclose racial injustices. Central to the exhibition was a large-scale white cotton flag which shared the exhibition title, Unearthed/Desenterrado. Originally installed in 2018 as a counter-monument along the U.S.–Mexico border during the artist’s fellowship project, the sixty-foot flag flew outdoors for three months to mark the historic grounds of the Rio Vista Farm. As an alumna, Corral worked again with Black Cube to tour the worn flag after its initial display; it was exhibited indoors at museums in Virginia and Colorado, reaching new audiences far from the nation’s southern border. Once visible from the El Paso–Juárez horizon, the flag commemorated braceros—skilled Mexican guest workers who aided the U.S. during farm labor shortages due to World War II.