I’ve been fascinated with the issue of data collection since I first started using the internet and mobile devices. I made these images from the information that Google has collected from my mobile devices and laptop in the past year.
As a delegate for the Culture/Strike in 2011 that visited Arizona’s border along with many fellow artist, writers and activist, Oscar was asked to contribute to the Migration Now print portfolio. Here is the accompanying text to his print.
Magallanes has spent many years painting the ubiquitous street vendor or the man selling fruit on the corner, the very same people he says have been scapegoated as “parasites sucking the economy dry. We are told this as we watch the bank bailouts. At least the street vendor is actually moving a product and puts money right back into the economy,” Magallanes said. “We need to think about the fair and equal treatment of all individuals, especially those who embody the American dream of coming to the U.S. to flee poverty and persecution, which is usually the result of failed U.S. foreign policy.”
Great video featuring Lyle Williams, curator of works on paper from the McNay Museum of the upcoming print exhibition Estampas de la Raza. My print “…And the Boss Laughs” will be featured in the exhibition and catalog.