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We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles

USC Pacific Asia Museum 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena

We Are Here: Contemporary Art and Asian Voices in Los Angeles brings attention to the dynamic voices in our diverse metropolis that extend viewers’ knowledge and understanding of the Asia Pacific region. The exhibition highlights seven female contemporary artists of diverse Asian Pacific heritages living and working in Los Angeles.

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New Labor Movements

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

Oakland-based curator Leila Weefur organizes the program to consider the question of “What is America today?” as inspired by ‘Lessons of the Hour,’ British artist Isaac Julien’s immersive film and photographic exhibition on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

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Lessons of the Hour: Isaac Julien

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts 1150 25th Street, San Francisco

‘Lessons of the Hour’ is a ten-screen immersive film installation and photography exhibition by British artist Isaac Julien that explores the life of the visionary African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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Ekta Aggarwal: At Home

Five Car Garage Santa Monica

Over the past few months, I have been making collages with scrap fabric on Khadi Paper and embroidering on Khadi. Handwork like embroidery has been the means of educating women into the feminine ideal but at the same time it also proved a weapon of resistance to the constraints of femininity as it provides women with a set of skills that can be utilized for self empowerment.

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Karen Carson: Middle Ground

Gavlak 1700 South Santa Fe Avenue, Suite 440, Los Angeles

entered around her current bas relief works and her early “zipper” series, both bodies of work deploy geometric configurations to explore the convergence of gender, nature and the material world.

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Kate Klingbeil: Grown Woman

Steve Turner 6830 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles

Klingbeil's paintings depict fantastical underground landscapes and complex ecosystems that draw upon her upbringing in the rural Midwest and which represent the dark side of her mind.

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Carlos Villa: Infinite Self

Friends Indeed Gallery 716 Sacramento Street, San Fransisco

A native San Franciscan, Carlos Villa (1936-2013) was an artist and educator whose legacy was immeasurable. His works from the 1970s and 80s deftly reject the ethnographic terms historically ascribed to non-Western art. Combining repetitive action, performance, and activism, his abstract assemblages are visually dramatic expressions of Filipino-American identity.

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Cammie Staros: ​What Will Have Being​

Shulamit Nazarian 616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles

The artworks in ​What Will Have Being ​draw the relics of fallen empires into discourse  with contemporary political and environmental instabilities, considering the legacy of our species on this planet. Creating a throughline between ancient past and possible future, the works suggest a museological exhibition of antiquities that has been forgotten and reclaimed by nature.

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Christian Marclay

Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary Street, San Francisco

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present new work by Christian Marclay. Featuring collage, video animation, and photography, the exhibition explores the visual representation of sound and voice.

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Jiab Prachakul: 14 Years

Friends Indeed Gallery 716 Sacramento Street, San Fransisco

Our identity is dictated to us from the moment we are born, but as we grow up, identity is what we actually choose to be. I do believe that our circle of friends is what makes us who we are. We are all outsiders, Asian artists living abroad, and their deep friendship has offered me a ground on where I can stand and embrace my own identity.

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