Art Salon Chinatown is a new program series of solo exhibitions and accompanying artist talks, organized by curators Sonia Mak and Shervin Shahbazi. The salon will take place at Realm, located in Los Angeles Chinatown’s historic Central Plaza, with the primary focus of showcasing contemporary Chinese American and Asian American artists.
All information regarding schedule of exhibitions and talks and other related programs will be posted on The Ministry of Culture website. The first Salon will present works by Sandra Low, opening on March 17th. Hope to see you there.
This February, we will install an exhibition of one of the pioneering Chinese American artists, John Kwok at Realm in the Los Angeles Chinatown historic Central Plaza. The exhibition of paintings and drawings will be on view from Saturday, February 17th through Sunday March 11, 2018. This is a rare chance to see and purchase artworks previously not available. Please check TheMinistryOfCulture.com for details.
Once upon a time in East LA a couple of arts professionals got together to form a collective in order to respond to all the talk about a government proposed 700 mile border wall, to be built along the US-Mexico border, in 2006! We called the “organization” The Ministry of Culture and the project ‘The Great Wall of Chinga’. Seems like a long time ago, but it appears that the wall hype has made a come back. So, naturally we had to bring back the ministry along with all the projects that related to this issue like the WE SAY NO project that engaged the community to express themselves first hand and in under two minutes about why they oppose the proposed Wall.
All the details will be announced soon on TheMinistryOfCulture.com. Back when we did this first smart phones did not really exist and yet we got a great response. Now, we aim to involve and engage as many people as possible. One can not remain idle when rolling downhill at great speed! Stay tuned.