2010 Symposium

Borderlands: A Conversation about Immigration & the Arts

Nov 13, Sat at 2-5pm

Leading thinkers, activists and artists gather to discuss some of the issues raised by the Performing Diaspora performances and the Living Past visual arts exhibition in an interactive, participatory conversation hosted by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, the California Institute for Integral Studies, and CounterPULSE.

View video documentation of the event on the Gallery Page.


At CounterPULSE and California Institute for Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, 3rd Floor

The Living Past: Innovating Tradition in the Arts

Oct 28-Jan 9, 2011, with opening reception on Oct 28, Thurs at 7pm

A group exhibition co-curated by Lydia Nakashima Degarrod and Deirdre Visser

This exhibit celebrates the threads that connect us to our cultural traditions by presenting works from artists who use traditional elements from their cultures to address contemporary issues.  The artists draw from a diverse variety of cultures: San Francisco’s Chinatown, the murals of East Los Angeles, Japanese American internment camps, Hawaii, the Mexico/United States border, Guatemala, Iran, Nepal, Japan and West Africa. The traditional is used as inspiration, material and/or technique, as these artists help us break the boundaries of time and space.

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