Videos

We will be sharing videos of the public programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition. Check back for more!

El Santo Golpe

El Santo Golpe is a group from Riverside, CA, that was created with the vision of bringing an original sound to the fun world of “Afro-Latin” music. They performed at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 

Artist Discussion with Taiji Terasaki

Art critic and curator Isabella Ellaheh Hughes discussed the process of developing the Transcendients: Heroes at Borders exhibition with contemporary artist Taiji Terasaki on February 8, 2020.

 

Human Rights & Los Angeles

Every human being deserves basic human rights. But what are these rights? And how do we ensure that all humans have equal access to these rights in a world where we have to fight for them? Lucia Allain, Aziza Hasan, and Lisa Watson opened up the conversation around these topics during the “Human Rights & Los Angeles” panel at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 

FandangObon

FandangObon is a community-based collective that brings together Japanese, Mexican, and African American communities into one circle through participatory music, dance, and sustainable practices. FandangObon performed and led the community in various dances at Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders on March 7, 2020.

 

Arts Activism & Los Angeles

When art meets activism, the combination brings forth a unique form of social change. Kim Abeles, John Malpede, and Nobuko Miyamoto explored this topic in the “Arts Activism & Los Angeles” panel at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 

East LA Taiko

East LA Taiko is a Los Angeles-based group that blends Latin rhythms with taiko drumming to create a uniquely LA sound. They performed at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 

Food in Los Angeles

How does food affect Los Angeles? How can food unite or divide us? Rudy Espinoza, Ron Finley, and Evan Kleiman discussed these topics and how they are creating new avenues of self-actualization for communities in L.A. during the “Food in Los Angeles” panel at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 

Viet Thanh Nguyen

New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen delivered the keynote speech at the Transcendients Community Celebration: Challenging Borders event on March 7, 2020.

 


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Top: Taiji Terasaki, Reinterpreting Toyo Miyatake Photographs (Toyo Miyatake, Self-Portrait and Cutting Barbed Wire, both 1945), 2019.