Curated by Giant Robot co-founder and co-editor Eric Nakamura, Giant Robot Biennale 2 will highlight artists associated with the pop-culture magazine over the past 15 years.In celebration of its 50th issue and in collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, the magazine assembled works by cutting-edge artists from around the country. Featured artists include David Choe, James Jean, Souther Salazar, Theo Ellsworth, kozyndan, Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Jeff Soto, Rob Sato, and Deth P. Sun.
In 1994, Giant Robot was born with the purpose of documenting and promoting new, up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian and Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-published magazine has not only evolved into a full-color, glossy publication with an international following, but also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City.
You can catch the group show at the Japanese American National Museum in Downtown Los Angeles until January 24th, 2010.
Phil Lumbang (top), Jeff Soto (above)
Hageshii No-Son Toys
George Takei introducing Giant Robot's Eric Nakamura at the Giant Robot Biennale 2.
Dates and hours:
Show runs from October 24, 2009 – January 24, 2010.
Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 12pm-8pm (Check admission rates for Thursday free admission times)
Closed Mon,Tue, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Seniors (62 and over): $5.00
Students (with ID) and Youth (6-17): $5.00
Children 5 and under and Museum Members: Free
Free general admission every Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and every third Thursday of the month.
Giant Robot's website
Japanese American National Museum website
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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