Opening Reception for Ibasho: Arts Activism in Little Tokyo

Events
Saturday, August 18, 2018
4:00–7:00pm
341 FSN

ART @ 341 FSN presents:
IBASHO - ARTS ACTIVISM IN LITTLE TOKYO OPENING RECEPTION

August 11–September 29
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 18 from 4–7pm

Ibasho is an exhibition which shows the long history and contemporary practice of arts-based activism centered in LA's Little Tokyo, reminding us of the role that creativity and culture play in advocating for our right to the city. Exhibited materials demonstrate issues ranging from the role of theater in agitating for Asian-American representation in media, to the visual strategies used in ongoing fights over gentrification and urban development.

Organized as an archive of archives, Ibasho includes work from Visual Communications extensive photo archive, clippings from the radical publication Gidra, sound and video from East West Players and Tuesday Night Cafe, treasures from Takachizu, and more.

Curated by Jonathan Crisman and designed by Yuji Sakuma for Sustainable Little Tokyo.


ART @ 341 FSN
August 3–September 29, 2018
341 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Photo booth, Nikkei jazz, art workshops, and more! SLT transforms the 341 FSN experimental storefront into a community art space, and brings to life our community’s vision for First Street North—a block critical to the past, present, and future of Little Tokyo. sustainablelittletokyo.org/341

A partnership with JACCC, LTSC +LAB and Sustainable Little Tokyo.
Funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, ArtPlace America, and Surdna Foundation.