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Chico & Chang: A look at the impact of Latino and Asian cultures on California’s visual landscape

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Chico & Chang: A look at the impact of Latino and Asian cultures on California’s visual landscape
Curated by: Susan O'Malley

560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
June 16th, 2012 - September 16th, 2012
Opening: June 15th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sjica.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Peninsula/South Bay
EMAIL:  
sarah@sjica.org
PHONE:  
408.283.8155
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-5; Sat 12-5; Closed Sun-Mon
TAGS:  
contemporary art mixed-media
COST:  
Free Admission.

DESCRIPTION

How are place and location defined? Whose stories of immigration are being told? Where are sites of cultural connection and discord located? How does popular culture intersect with larger issues of cultural representation?

Chico & Chang explores the interwoven and sometimes incongruous cultures of two of California’s largest populations, the Latino and Asian communities. From a low-rider rickshaw to work made by “Dreamers,” undocumented youth who are fighting to gain legal status, examines the impact of Asian and Latino cultures on the changing face of California through sculpture, video, illustration and painting. Posing complex questions about the assumption and construction of culture, the work in this exhibition provides opportunities to see where the boundaries of these two immigrant populations begin, intersect and sometimes collide.Chico and Chang

Chico & Chang
was originally curated by Kevin B. Chen for Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco.

Chico & Chang is funded in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Circle for the Arts.