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Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration

Dec. 10, 2010 – December 18, 2011

The Chinese American Museum (CAM) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is proud to present Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform opening on December 10, 2010. This exhibition will showcase local artists exploring the tensions, repercussions, hopes, and dreams of immigrant communities in the face of new immigration legislation, through a broad spectrum of art including street art, graffiti art, sculptures, painting and multimedia installations.

U.S. immigration laws have long reflected a lasting legacy of racial exclusion starting with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, the first legislation to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity. This legacy of immigration legislation targeting immigrant communities has since reemerged in the recent decades with California’s Proposition 187,and Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, as attempts at inhibiting the livelihoods of undocumented immigrants.

Dreams Deferred continues the current national dialogue about immigration, kicked-off by the recent opening of CAM’s Remembering Angel Island, an exhibition commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the West Coast’s first immigration station. Both exhibitions will serve to shed light on the parallels of past and current immigration policies and reform, and how Los Angeles’ diverse immigrant communities collectively share not only their immigrant histories, but also many of the challenges facing new immigrant communities today.

Artists participating in this exhibit include:

Augustine Kofie
Cache

Eriberto Oriol
Ernesto Yerena Montejano
Eyeone
K. Lovich
Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde
Joel “rage.one” Garcia
John Carlos De Luna
LeHumanBeing
Oscar Magallanes
Patrick Martinez
Sand One
Shark Toof
Shepard Fairey
O.G. Slick
Swank
Tempt 

Sponsors:
Chinese American Citizens Alliance | Grand Lodge
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles
Friends of the Chinese American Museum

Co-Sponsors:
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Mid-City Arts
Self Help Graphics
The UCLA Labor Center

http://www.camla.org/exhibit.html#dreams

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K2S Art Show tonight

LABS/K2S/STN Art Exhibit
La Fonderie Keystone Fine Art Studios
1755 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park, CA 90026
Sept. 11, 2010 6PM-11PM

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What the?!?!

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Getting up, LA style…(don’t worry, it’s biodegrable!)

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Nuart is an annual international street art festival based in Stavanger on the West Coast of Norway. From the first week of September an international team of street artists start to leave their mark on the city’s walls as well as contribute to a one month long indoor exhibition. For more info check out:

http://www.nuart.no

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Norwegian cholos?!?!

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PARSONS PRESENTS CONTROL|PRINT

Collaboration with Royal College of Art Explores
Intersection of Art, Craft, and Technology

Image from Control | Print by Mark Wilson

On View at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street
November 7 —December 20, 2009
Opening Reception: November 6, 7:30-9 p.m.

NEW YORK, September 24, 2009— What is the fate of print in a digital age? Parsons The New School for Design takes on this challenge with Control|Print, a collaborative exhibition with the Royal College of Art (RCA), London, which explores the intersection of craft and technology. The exhibition will be on view from November 6 through December 14 at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center. An opening reception will be held on November 6 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Control|Print features works by a number of notable international artists and designers who play with the notion of digital technology. In this first American presentation, prominent members of the Parsons community create work in traditional, digital, and mixed media that extend the idea of ink on paper and showcase how machinery and technology can enter the representational process. First conceived by RCA as a research project investigating the possibilities of a customized future for digital art and design, Control|Print also features the results of these experiments in a series of limited edition book spreads, large-scale artwork, and digital projections and renderings.

“The Control|Print research project was an effort to elevate the digital press, and consider its place in the future of the printed page,” said Russell Warren-Fisher, co-organizer, designer, and lecturer in Communication Art and Design at RCA. “Partnering with Parsons has allowed us to keep this investigation alive through a reflective, cross-cultural dialogue.”

Among the featured artists are co-organizers Lucille Tenazas, Henry Wolf Professor of Communication Design at Parsons, Warren-Fisher, and Dan Fern, Head of the School of Communications at the RCA; Parsons-commissioned artists Andrea Dezso; Danny Durtsch, Jesse Hlebo and Arthur Ou; Zachary Lieberman with James Powderly, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue and Tony Quan (TEMPT); Spy Lab (Benjamin Bacon, Glendon Jones, Kyle Li, and Sven Travis); and Allan Wexler; and RCA-commissioned artists Chris Bigg (V23); Sara Carneholm and Leah Harrison Bailey; Malcom Clarke, and Mark Wilson. Also participating remotely are Reza Abedini, Bruno Monguzzi, Leonardo Sonnoli, and Catherine Zask.

“We often think of digital technology as alienating, as removing us from the production process in some way,” said Tenazas. “Using the RCA project as a starting point, Parsons is exploring the notion that technology can also be a tool to re-engage, to adjust the tactile tradition of craft for the digital age, which is a particular focus of my work at Parsons.”

In timing with Control|Print, Parsons will present a series of related programs, including three intensive 24-hour workshops, where the public can view teams of Parsons students and faculty creating work that actively explores the boundaries between traditional and digital technologies. A symposium on November 7 will bring together a number of the participants, including Clarke, Tenazas, Warren-Fisher, and Wilson, as well as leaders from the art world, to discuss the future relationship of art, craft, and technology.

“This show is just the beginning of a long-term partnership between two world-class universities to explore urgent issues relating to all aspects of contemporary culture,” said Fern, who also chairs the RCA’s International Development Group.

About the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
The Sheila C. Johnson Design Center is an award-winning new campus center for Parsons The New School for Design that combines learning and public program spaces with exhibition galleries to provide an important new downtown destination for art and design programming. The center was made possible in part by a $7 million gift from New School Trustee and Parsons Board of Governors Chair Sheila C. Johnson. The design by Lyn Rice Architects, whose principal Lyn Rice was part of the team behind Dia:Beacon, combines the ground level of four historic buildings to form an innovative, contemporary “urban quad.” The center is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2008 AIA Honor Award for Interior Architecture. For more information, please visit http://www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter.

About Parsons The New School for Design
Parsons The New School for Design is one of the most prestigious and comprehensive institutions of art and design in the world. Located in New York City, Parsons prepares students to creatively and critically address the complex conditions of contemporary global society. Combining rigorous craft with cutting-edge theory and research methods, Parsons encourages collaborative and individual approaches that cut across a wide array of disciplines. For more information, please visit http://www.parsons.newschool.edu.

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Upcoming Exhibitions at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Detour
December 3-January 10, 2009

Parsons presents Detour, an exhibition documenting notable architectural projects along Norwegian tourist routes that have gained national and international attention. The exhibition, sponsored by the Norwegian Consulate, travels to New York from Oslo, where it was on view in 2006. The exhibition design is marked by a large cylindrical construction that transports the visitor to the Norwegian landscape through use of films and models.

The Storyteller
January 29—April 9. 2010

Parsons presents The Storyteller, an exhibition exploring the documentary capacity of art: its ability to bear witness to events in the world. The exhibition focuses on artists who use the story form in contemporary art as a means of comprehending and conveying political and social events. All of the works in The Storyteller revolve around situations that are either in the process of unfolding or that continue to impact the lives of the artists or protagonists. In each case, however, the events are reimagined through the artist’s personal encounter or the character’s narration.

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design
General Information:
Location: 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York
Gallery hours: Open daily 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and late Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.; closed all major holidays and holiday eves.
Admission: Free
Info: Please contact 212.229.8919 or visit www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter.

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