Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform

November 30 2010 . 07:23pm

The Chinese American Museum (CAM) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is proud to present Dreams Deferred:
Artists Respond to Immigration Reform opening on December 10, 2010. This exhibit will showcase local artists exploring the
tensions, repercussions, hopes, and dreams of immigrant communities in the face of new immigration legislation, through a broad
spectrum of art including street art, graffiti art, sculptures, painting and multimedia installations.

U.S. immigration laws have long reflected a lasting legacy of racial exclusion starting with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, the first
legislation to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity. This legacy of immigration legislation targeting immigrant communities
has since reemerged in the recent decades with California’s Proposition 187, and Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, as attempts at inhibiting
the livelihoods of undocumented immigrants.

Dreams Deferred continues the current national dialogue about immigration, kicked-off by the recent opening of CAM’s Remembering
Angel Island, an exhibition commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the West Coast’s first immigration station.
Both exhibitions will serve to shed light on the parallels of past and current immigration policies and reform, and how Los Angeles’
diverse immigrant communities collectively share not only their immigrant histories, but also many of the challenges facing new
immigrant communities today.

Artists participating in this exhibit include:

Augustine Kofie
Eriberto Oriol
Ernesto Yerena Montejano
Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde
Joel "rage.one" Garcia
John Carlos De Luna
K. Lovich
Oscar Magallanes
Patrick Martinez
Sand One
Shark Toof
Shepard Fairey
O.G. Slick

Also featuring videos by DreamActivist Tam Tran (1982-2010)

Curated by Tim Jieh and Steven Wong

Exhibition Dates:
December 10, 2010 to May 22, 2011

Opening Reception:
December 9, 2010 6:00PM-8:30PM

Chinese American Citizens Alliance
Grand Lodge Friends of the Chinese American Museum
Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles

Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Mid-City Arts
Self Help Graphics
The UCLA Labor Center
Community Partners
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
IDEAS (Improving Dreams, Equality, Access and Success) at UCLA
JACL Pacific Southwest District
Southeast Asian Community Alliance
UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Exhibition Advisors:
Eyeone Viejas Del Mercado

Museum Location Hours and Information
The Chinese American Museum
425 N. Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Museum Hours: 10am-3pm, Tuesday – Sunday
For more information (213) 485-8567

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