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Thursday, April 24, 2008
7:30 PM

Asian New Media

Los Angeles Art Association is proud to present Asian New Media, a film screening and panel discussion featuring emerging Asian American video and media artists.

Los Angeles’ important role in the contemporary art world is a byproduct of our diversity and proximity to the Pacific Rim. Asian New Media features a selection of emerging Asian American artists as they share their art and process.

Short films by artists York Chang, Yaya Chou, Chie Yamayoshi, Meeson Pae Yang and Michiko Yao will illuminate the current state of video art content. Architect Michael Chung, principal of the design think tank ‘Lettuce’ will present on the explorations of data and the implications on contemporary design. A lively panel discussion will culminate the evening.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
3:00 PM—5:00 PM

MOCA Talk: Allan Kaprow -- Art as Life

In conjunction with Allan Kaprow -- Art as Life, art historian and writer Jeffy Kelly will discuss his close friend Allan Kaprow and the artist's work in a talk entitled, Memory of Happenings.

For more information, please call 213-621-1745 or

This program is in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
2:00 PM

Neglected Legacies: Japanese American Women and Redress: Organizing the Community

(Part 2 of 3)

This program will feature first-hand accounts from participants in the major Redress/ Reparations organizations that held pride of place during the 1980s.

The current list of speakers include:

  • Chizu Omori, Seattle, on JACL/ Pacific Northwest region;

  • Aiko Herzig on her work with NCJAR, CWRIC, and Coram Nobis;

  • Lillian Nakano, on her work in NCRR

  • Susan Nakaoka (California State Dominguez Hills) will moderate.

    Presented in collaboration with the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy and Dr. Lane Hirabayashi, George & Sakaye Aratani Professor of the Japanese American Internment, Redress and Community, Asian American Studies, UCLA.

  • Sunday, March 9, 2008
    2:00 PM—4:00 PM


    2 pm. Please see March 8 for program details.
    Saturday, March 8, 2008
    2:00 PM—7:00 PM


    events/Leaps-Front-200px.jpg Three special performances: 2 pm, 7 pm on March 8 and 2 pm on March 9.

    Ten artists of different faiths and spiritual paths boldly jump into the swirling waters of interfaith collaboration in this work-in-progress performance of personal stories, dance, poetry and song.

    Come witness their plunge into the deep as they question:

    How can multi-dimensional religious identities live side by side?

    How do we navigate religious conflicts with intelligence and compassion?

    How can we create progressive and respectful visions for the future?

    Creator/performers: George Abe, Aisha Cain, Saria Idana, Danielle Licht, Ameena Mirza, Shyamala Moorty, Waliya Perkins, Marie-Francois Theodore, Monk Turner, Carla Vega.

    Project Director/Lead Mentor: Dan Kwong
    Co-facilitator: Young Ae Park
    Producer/Artistic Director: Nobuko Miyamoto
    Production Assistant: Luke Patterson

    Guest mentors: Shishir Kurup, Andrea Hodos, Dorit Cypis, Krishna Kaur, Yuval Ron
    Co-sponsors: Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Council on American Islamic Affairs Three Cousins, Metivta, PJA, MPAC, Hyphen Magazine

    Suggested donation $5

    Q & A follows each performance

    RSVP 213/250-8800 or email

    LEAPS OF FAITH is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Southern California Edison, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Japanese American Community Services, Cecilia Nakamura Fund, Hyphen Magazine, and individual donors.
    Thursday, February 21, 2008
    7:30 PM

    Ruby, Tragically Rotund by Boni B. Alvarez, Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera

    The story of Ruby Salazar, a full-figured Filipina American, whose battle with weight and self-image intensifies when her mother takes a refund on Ruby’s tuition in order to fund her sister’s blossoming beauty pageant career.

    Presented in collaboration with East West Players.




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