Questions for Rebecca Hart
Since you were given the theme and focus for Mi Tierra, what kind of challenges did you face finding pieces to accurately represent the purpose of the exhibit?
Can you explain the process (although I’m sure profoundly long and complicated) you went through to find the pieces featured in Mi Tierra?
What is your favorite piece in Mi Tierra and why? What is the story behind you finding this piece? Why exactly did you choose to include it in the exhibit and how does it contribute to the theme?
If you alone had to define the purpose, message and theme of Mi Tierra, what would it be?
What was the original explanation behind Claudio Dicochea’s piece when he proposed his piece?
What was your personal goal for the exhibition? What did you want to achieve by creating Mi Tierra? Do you think you have achieved this?
If you could have done anything differently with Mi Tierra, what would it be and why?
When you walk through the finished exhibit, does it still speak to you? What does it say? Has its message changed over time to you?
This exhibit carries significant social weight and influence through it’s message- what about Mi Tierra do you think communicates social consciousness and makes the LatinX culture a social priority?
If at all, how do you think the theme of Mi Tierra is carried outside of DAM? If you don’t think this has happened, how can the message of these works be portrayed in places outside of Denver?
Do you think Mi Tierra would be received in such a positive and influential way in communities outside of Denver? Denver has a large LatinX population and culture in addition to a mostly liberal political climate- how would the work be portrayed in a place that is more conservative or in a place that really doesn’t deal with immigration or have a significant LatinX population?
How do you think the theme of Mi Tierra can be applied to everyone in the country in a general sense? Has everyone felt out of place and struggled to find a true home? Do you think the exhibit will further create empathy and sympathy in Denver and our country?