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KCRW Summer Nights with MOCA Geffen & JANM ft. KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe & SiLVA


July 15, 2023 • 7:00 pm PDT

KCRW Member Perk:Bar discount: $1 off all drinks

KCRW is joining up with The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo for a party on the courtyard! The event will feature live sets from KCRW DJs Travis Holcombe & SiLVA, food trucks, a beer garden and free after hours access to both museums. Come dance with us!

Let us know you’re coming and we’ll send you all the details before the event!

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM KCRW DJ SiLVA

8:30 PM – 10:00 PM KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

-Bar discount: $1 off all drinks
-Discounts on KCRW merch (up to 30% off!)

Founded in 1979, MOCA is the defining museum of contemporary art. In a relatively short period of time, MOCA has achieved astonishing growth; a world-class permanent collection of more than 7,500 objects, international in scope and among the finest in the world; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated; award-winning publications that present original scholarship; groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time; and cutting-edge engagement with modes of new media production. MOCA is a not-for-profit institution that relies on a variety of funding sources for its activities.

Carl Craig: Party/After-Party
Detroit-based techno DJ and producer Carl Craig’s immersive environment, Party/After-Party, 2020, is a visceral sound and somatic experience that evolves with each new iteration. Drawing on Craig’s 30-year career as an internationally touring DJ, Party/After-Party guides visitors sonically through a club night from the perspective of the DJ. Starting in those moments before the crowd arrives and the DJ spins alone, before reaching its crescendo with the party’s pulsing apex, and finally slipping towards the melancholic embrace of the after-party, the work evokes the collective ecstasy and desolation found only on a club dance floor.

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience. As the national repository of Japanese American history, JANM creates groundbreaking historical and arts exhibitions, educational public programs, award-winning documentaries, and innovative curriculum that illuminate the stories and the rich cultural heritage of people of Japanese ancestry in the United States. JANM also speaks out when diversity, individual dignity and social justice are undermined, vigilantly sharing the hard-fought lessons accrued from this history. Its underlying purpose is to transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.

Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market, Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps, The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai, & Common Ground: The Heart of Community
Aki’s Market, a new project by acclaimed contemporary artist Glenn Akiro Kaino, explores memory and community through a virtual reality recreation of his grandfather’s corner market in 1957 Los Angeles. The resilience of Japanese American youth confronting injustice during World War II is explored in Don’t Fence Me In: Coming of Age in America’s Concentration Camps. The Interactive StoryFile of Lawson Iichiro Sakai uses groundbreaking storytelling technology to give visitors a realistic experience of having a conversation with a World War II American veteran. Common Ground: The Heart of Community chronicles Japanese American history, from the early days of the Issei pioneers through the World War II incarceration, post-war resettlement, and the redress movement.



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