SAVE THE DATE: Opening Reception of “Don’t Believe the HYPE – Los Angeles Hip Hop” at California Chinese American Museum in DTLA – Friday May 18th

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Join our Downtown Los Angeles neighbors the California Chinese American Museum, for the opening reception of the “Don’t Believe the HYPE – Los Angeles Hip Hop” exhibition on Friday, May 18th.

Don’t Believe the Hype: LA Asian Americans in Hip Hop looks into hip hop in the greater Los Angeles region as a site of resistance, refuge, and reinvention for today’s Asian American communities. The exhibition will include site-specific murals as immersive environments by famed hip hop graffiti and mural artists as well as paintings, photographs, audio/video installations and historical ephemera.

Participating visual artists:
DEFER, Gajin Fujita, Hueman, Kenny Kong, Nisha Sethi, Farah Sosa, Shark Toof, SWANK ONE, and Erin Yoshi.

Additional Participants: 
Featuring media and documents from B+ for Mochilla, Beat Junkie Institute of Sound, Culture Shock, organizers of the Firecracker music series Daryl Chou and Alfred Hawkins, and the performing artists Jason Chu, DJ Rhettmatic, and DJ Babu.  (SETI X canceled due to a scheduling conflict)

Ticketing: Due to limited capacity, this is a ticketed event via Eventbrite.


**RSVP ticket holders will be given priority admission. Those who did not RSVP, you can still attend through the RUSH LINE on a first come, first served basis and if space is available.

“Don’t Believe the HYPE – Los Angeles Hip Hop”
May 18, 2018 – November 4, 2018.

Opening Reception
May 18 (6:00pm – 8:30pm)

California Chinese American Museum
425 N Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, California 90012

Top Image: Gajin Fujita, And What! (Fujin), spray paint, Mean Streaks paint markers, 12k white gold and 24k gold on wood panel, 2017, courtesy of the artist and LA Louver Gallery.

Shark Toof’s Year of the Shark installation includes 88 red and gold handmade silkscreened bags


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