Japanese American National Museum
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Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo
September 17, 2017 • 11:00 am(All times are in PDT)
Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo will examine the experiences of artists of Japanese ancestry born, raised, or living in either Latin America or predominantly Latin American neighborhoods of Southern California. By looking at the work of Japanese Latin American artists, the exhibition will show how ethnic communities, racial mixing, and the concepts of homeland and cosmopolitanism inform the creativity and aesthetics of this hybrid culture. Transpacific Borderlands is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty-led initiative exploring Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, and is made possible through grants from the Getty Foundation. The presenting sponsor of PST: LA/LA is Bank of America.
Join us for our exciting opening day program:
Curator-Led Gallery Tours
11:10 a.m.–11:50 a.m.: Miho Hagino (Mexico)
11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m.: Michiko Okano (Brazil)
12:10 p.m.–12:50 p.m.: Kris Kuramitsu (Los Angeles); Clement Hanami and Claudia Sobral (Peru)
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Performance by Ghost Magnet Roach Motel
Ghost Magnet Roach Motel is a multidisciplinary group of artists from San Diego and Tijuana that create real-time mixed-media visual-sonic interventions. The group includes Shinpei Takeda, one of the artists featured in Transpacific Borderlands.
3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Conversation with the Artists
Featuring Madalena Hashimoto (Brazil), Ichiro Irie (Los Angeles), Erica Kaminishi (Brazil), Yuriko Rojas Moriyama (Mexico), Kiyoto Ota (Mexico), Shizu Saldamando (Los Angeles), Kenzi Shiokava (Los Angeles), Shinpei Takeda (Mexico), Eduardo Tokeshi (Peru), and Taro Zorrilla (Mexico). Moderated by exhibition curator Clement Hanami and project manager Claudia Sobral.
4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Catalog Signing
Free admission thanks to Bank of America.
Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo will be on view through February 25, 2018. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sundayfrom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. General admission beginning September 19 is $12 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for members and children under age five. Admission is free to everyone on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every third Thursday of the month from noon to 8 p.m. Closed Monday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.