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#LookingAtMyLosAngeles

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April 1
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June 23
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

As part of this year’s 10th anniversary celebration of the literacy initiative, the Big Read Program, and the featured title, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, Angelenos are invited to participate in a citywide art awareness and cultural appreciation campaign, #LookingAtMyLosAngeles.

Starting on April 1 Angelenos can send a picture of a mural, monument, historic site or related public work in Los Angeles that features historic figures, civil rights themes, and/or address social issues. A 30-second video of creative expression in front of public artworks or related locations are encouraged.  Through the use of The Story Map Tour App participants will discover suggested locations featuring a place-based narrative with images or videos. Each “story point” in the narrative is geo-located. Users have the option of clicking sequentially through the narrative or can browse by interacting with the map or using the thumbnail carousel.

Tag DCA on Instagram so it can be shared but also use the following hashtags to promote the campaign:

#LookingAtMyLosAngeles
#neaBigRead
#CitizenAnAmericanLyric
#SharingMyLA

For more information, please visit culturela.org, BigReadLA.org, and neabigread.org. For information about #LookingatMyLosAngeles, or call 213.202.5507.

Upcoming Events

September 14, 2017 - May 30, 2018
Sunnylands Center & Gardens, 37977 Bob Hope Dr.
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 United States

Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado

Carved Narrative” will be the first exhibition outside Mexico to explore both the collaborative work and individual studio paintings and sculpture of the Chávez Morado brothers. The show features sixteen paintings by José and twenty-one sculptures by Tomás at Sunnylands Center & Gardens. Thursdays – Sundays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Check web site for ticket information Sponsor: Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America Photo caption: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado,…

September 16, 2017 - May 27, 2018
West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90048 United States
Free

Jose Dávila: Sense of Place

A six ton concrete sculpture will be on view to the public in West Hollywood Park from sunrise to sunset through November 2017 before disassembling into 40 individual sculpture pieces and then migrating throughout the city to be reinstalled in approximately 20 different public sites. Site locations and public programming will be announced throughout the exhibition to celebrate the sculpture’s migration. LAND commissioned Guadalajara-based artist Jose Dávila to create “Sense of Place”, a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition migrating through,…

December 8, 2017 - June 10, 2018
USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA United States
Free

Winds from Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century

“Winds from Fusang” will be the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. While it is generally believed that only after the “opening” of China in the 1980s did the West begin to play a significant role in shaping contemporary Chinese art, there were, in fact, other Western influences prior to the Cultural Revolution, especially at mid- century, when China was supposedly closed to the outside world. Using works…

January 24 - July 31
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Gary Simmons: Fade to Black

Much of Simmons’s work in this exhibit centers on his signature erasure techniques. Early in his career, he drew in white chalk on readymade chalkboards or directly onto slate-painted walls, then smudged the images with his hands. In recent years, he has adapted the process to canvas and large-scale wall works, such as “Blue Field Explosions” (2009), a monumental drawing in the stadium that is home to the Dallas Cowboys. Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays 11:00…

February 1 - August 26
California African American Museum, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park
Los Angeles, CA 90037 United States
Free

Adler Guerrier: Conditions and Forms for blck Longevity

Adler Guerrier (b. 1975, Port-au- Prince) is best known for his work in photography and printmaking that explores the poetics and politics of place. He examines the public space of the street as a site for civil discourse and disobedience and the more private realm of the home and yard as places for meditative observation and reverie—addressing both as political spheres. Guerrier’s new project for CAAM continues his investigation of history’s relationship to landscape, picturing what the artist has described…


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