HomeArticlesArt Trip: Tijuana | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios Art Trip: Tijuana | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios By Frank Lundy September 27, 2019 Articles, Blog 33 Comments Tags:art trip, Contemporary Art, drawing, ghana think tank, graphite, hugo crosthwaite, immigration, mexico, PBS, pbs digital studios, sarah urist green, the art assignment, tijuana, torolab Related Posts How to Epoxy Coat Artwork with ArtResin The Art of Spychecking [SFM] Magenta: Music and Art Generation (TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017) About Author admin 33 Comments nemesis962074 July 14, 2016 Why does the Mexican flag have blue instead of green at the beginning? Reply Andrés H. July 14, 2016 Guys, I've lived in Tijuana all my life, and I was a volunteer at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT) in 2013. It really means a lot to me that you decided to give some visibility to my city's richness and cultural scene. I love your show, as well Sexplanations ❤️💛💚💙💜 Please keep coming back! You missed a lot of cool stuff to talk about ☺️ Reply Margaret Moon July 14, 2016 Please come to Houston. I will be your guide. It will be wonderful. Reply Julia Revzin July 14, 2016 I love the idea of art as research. Artists and Scientists, in the same breath and category, doing the same work. Reply R S July 15, 2016 Is Mexico mostly Bi-lingual English and Spanish). Reply Rosy R July 15, 2016 Born and raised in Tijuana!!! I used to spent hours in the Centro Cultural Tijuana before since I was part of a city orchestra, the TIjuana Youth Symphony, and we performed there all the time 🙂 I'm now in Mexico City but I miss it so much!! Thank you for bringing some light to all the good things and good people of my wonderful, beautiful city <3 And be sure to visit Playas de Tijuana next time. The pier is totally worth the trip 😉 Reply Xenolilly July 15, 2016 I like the idea of the surprise art assignment! I live on a highway and I think my neighbors would find it hilarious of I walked down to them. Reply SCHMIEL SHOW July 15, 2016 I think the art assignment staff really likes eating octopus Reply IsYitzach July 15, 2016 How many lanes does this road have? One for every car that can fit on the stop line. I've seen it. Reply TodoBajoControl July 15, 2016 Tijuana is a very unapologetic city, im born and raised here; I dance and make videos so I take interest in the art sense the city has to offer, my friends and I take notice in the interest people from other places and walks of life have and that come here. A lot if the times either stay or come back constantly, yet we as locals cannot wait to get out of the city, we understand the great things it has to offer, but growing up here you get to see ALL the aspects of the city. And sometime we feel overwhelmed with the problematics we feel we can’t do anything about, we can’t calmly walk in av. Revolucion late at night after a free street jazz concert because we get catcalled and when we get to our car one of the windows would be broken, if instead of going up the Avenida into the pasajes you keep walking down town you will find sex workers on the street, every few meters, with police cars parked just around the block. This city has grown a lot in the past few year, the art sense has developed and more projects like the one shown here are necessary, this city doesn’t need fancy orchestras for politicians it need art to get to the kids, to show people the can have a voice, lux boreal has done great work for kids and I was so happy to see this episode posted, and so excited for the work being done here having a place is a space like the art assignment, thank you for getting out of the US even for a few miles, for not putting up the stereotype created by traditional media of our city, thank you for this great work, Sarah I’m a fan :3 . My friends and I want to take an art trip but want to get away for a day, we are great full for what we have here, but feel we need a reset. *Also glad they took you to tacos salceados unexpected salsas but great none the less 😀 Reply Hussiens July 15, 2016 This was so great, the Art Assignment going international. I think the more I watch the work that you guys do, the more I realize how art is one of the only political tools available to the underprivileged and marginalized, which is more powerful and yet more silent than traditional public action like protest and petition. Reply scozio July 15, 2016 So many people from Tijuana in the comments! And great video, this surely expands a lot on Manu Chao's three word description of the city! Reply sperocras July 15, 2016 Suggestion: consider making subtitles readable even at 120 or 144p. Thanks! Reply Pablo Cruz July 15, 2016 ¡Gracias! For bringing up Tijuana and Baja California, to the Art Assignment. It's great to see my home state's artistic voice being shared with this community. 😊 Cheers! Reply coughdrop01 July 16, 2016 "walk around your frickin block" hahaha Reply Alexis Jeanette July 17, 2016 I really enjoyed this video! Amazing seeing the combination of culture, artists, and scientists working together. Reply Tia July 17, 2016 I love the art assignment given at the end! For future episodes though, would it be possible for the subtitles to be in a larger font so it would be easier to read? Thank you Reply This Is Fifty With Lil July 18, 2016 + My word, THE FOOD!! Another lovely tour of a place I'd never think to visit (again). I went as a child with my aunt to visit some of her relatives, I spoke spanglish, so I hardly said a word the couple of days we were there. The only sightseeing we did was when my aunt drove past an amazing traditional Japanese home where it was noted that a very wealthy Japanese family lived there. I didn't find it an oddity, even though where we were staying where it seemed pretty much like slums. What I do remember was it was SO hot that I couldn't sleep. Seems The Art Assignment was there during a cooler part of the year… wait, there's a cool season? Sometimes I think I should learn more about my Mexican heritage, but wouldn't know where to begin since there are no longer distant relatives who could clue me in as to how life may have been for grand, great-, and great great-grandparents. Thanks for taking us along with you and The Art Assignment team, Sarah! Reply Lauren Lemon July 18, 2016 This reminds me of my trip to Havana, where the art has a strong focus on the community and making life better for those living there. Reply Oliver Bollmann July 19, 2016 Wow, the Dome at the Centro Cultural reminds me a lot of Boulée's Cenotaph for Newton. That's really cool. 🙂 Really great to see this city from this angle, to remind us there's more here and more going on here than a few hasty headlines. Wonderful to see the humanity. Thank you for visiting and sharing. 🙂 Reply melinathin July 20, 2016 You should try the app dysh Reply D. Corona Originals July 21, 2016 This video is awesome! I'm so excited to check out more of your videos, and some of the artists and groups you mentioned! Reply Divi July 24, 2016 these projects sound really cool! humans are so good!!! Reply wonderwoman154 July 26, 2016 My City♥♥ omg!! i'm so happy!You Guys made my Day♥♥I♥TJ Reply ejival August 1, 2016 The Caffé Sospeso roasting techniques are an artform. It has nothing to do with hipster culture, it has to do with love of coffee culture, respect of communities where the coffee is grown, direct trade and the best roasted beans you'll get this side of Southern California. Reply Ethics September 22, 2016 MY hometown…where I make music. You guys should have told…I could have taken you to some great eats, beer and creative projects. Reply World in Spanish October 8, 2017 insufferable Spanish pronunciation, she should use an interpreter or shut up… really! Reply Lady Donna October 30, 2017 So, Caesar Salads are Mexican? I'm crying. Reply Estela R January 6, 2018 Its fun seeing one of the cities I grew up in being view in a positive way Reply María Medusa January 17, 2018 <3 Reply Matthew Jackson February 23, 2018 Why in the hell do most artist dress so damn quirky ? Quirky and mod fashions are always the de rigueur within every art community throughout the world. I never understood why this is the case. If you're truly quirky , people will recognize this flaw soon enough. Reply Monifa Kincaid April 12, 2019 More and more art trips please oh please🙏🏾💙🙏🏾💙 Reply Hyperbolic Honeybee September 7, 2019 I thought this was a brilliant, insightful, inspirational and educational video! I’m originally from and had grown up in IB (or Imperial Beach) just next to the San Ysidro border. I really enjoyed the part about Raul Osuna speaking about how sometimes cities n communities have to become bad to rise from the ashes like phoenix… THO he said that in different words. It reminded me of a motivational speaker who I just heard saying that nothing changes when people are complacent… but when enduring hardships.. . That when change happens. Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.