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Divas Through The Decades:
Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose practice considers Black image making as a site of protest, contestation, affirmation, and possibility. At CAAM, Fazlalizadeh will present a series of portraits of Black Angelenos wheat-pasted across the atrium’s monumental walls. Based on photographs and conversations that took place this spring while the artist was living in Los Angeles, the portraits ask how safety is inferred, built, and felt for the city’s Black residents.
Access to nature, recreation, and sites of relaxation—in other words, leisure—is critical to pursuing the full range of human experience, self-fulfillment, and dignity. The exhibition illuminates Angelenos and other Californians who worked to make leisure here an open, inclusive reality in the first half of the twentieth century. In shaping recreational sites and public spaces during the Jim Crow era, African Americans challenged white supremacy and situated Black identity within oceanfront and inland social gathering places throughout California.
“Rooted in Africa” is more than an exhibition; it is a dialogue between cultures, a celebration of diversity and unity. Through our theme – “Two People, Two Continents, Two Countries, Two Cultures, Two Genders, Two Generations, Two Races, Two Religions, Two Ideologies” – we explore the convergence of different worlds, coming together in a harmonious symphony. Our artists are not just creators; they are storytellers, visionaries, and pioneers, weaving their narratives into a tapestry of shared human experience. We invite…
Give your kitchen appliances a break and bring your appetite to Gloria Molina Grand Park’s Olive Court where L.A.’s most popular food trucks will serve up a wide variety of delicious dishes to satisfy all taste buds! Be on the lookout for the food trucks parked between Grand Avenue and Hill Street with easy access for jurors, local employees, and all parkgoers. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market is inspired by Akira and Sachiye Shiraishi’s small neighborhood market (1957–1970) in East Los Angeles. Created by artist Glenn Akira Kaino (Akira’s grandson and namesake), the exhibition explores the transgenerational trauma from the World War II Japanese American incarceration experience through the stories of Kaino, his family, and the community. It is also an interrogation of the American practice of displacement—collapsing almost 100 years of cultural subjugation into a spiritual, exploratory space from which the building…