Inspired by ERRE's powerful and timely exhibition Us and Them / Ellos y Nosotros in MASS MoCA's Building 6, this rust colored t-shirt features the airport signs hanging in the front of the gallery. The English words Us and Them are spread far apart from one another on the front of the shirt, but the Spanish words Nos and Otros are positioned very close together on the back of the shirt, as they come together to create one beautiful word, Nosotros (we).
Made from 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, and printed locally in Sheffield, MA. This garment is 100% sweatshop free.
The U.S. - Mexico border has been the subject of increased attention and heated debate since Donald Trump declared the building of a permanent wall along the 2,000-mile boundary between the two countries as one of his top priorities as president. Artist ERRE, who lives and works between Tijuana and San Diego, has made the border a central part of his work for over two decades, examining its oft-forgotten history and shifting contours, as well as its current social, economic, and political implications. The primary checkpoint between Tijuana and San Diego, the San Ysidro Port of Entry, is one of the most heavily trafficked land border in the world, where over 30 million people pass each year. The endless flow of goods and people is evidence of the intricate and interdependent relationship of the two cities and of the United States and Mexico more broadly.