18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center is an artists’ residency program that provokes public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street's residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally and internationally.
Las Cafeteras: Crossing Genres to Become Agents of Change
Las Cafeteras: Crossing Genres to Become Agents of Change
The group Las Cafeteras was born from the Mexican folk music tradition of Son Jarocho. They explore the power of music to build and tell stories from their community.
Dissecting Oppression: The Evocative Work of Leander Djønne
Dissecting Oppression: The Evocative Work of Leander Djønne
18th Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Leander Djønne's work reflects his interest in the socio-economic power struggles that occur in industrial cities.
An Artist for President: An Interview with Susanna Bixby Dakin
An Artist for President: An Interview with Susanna Bixby Dakin
Working at the nexus of feminism and performance art, Susanna Bixby Dakin ran independently for the presidency of the United States in 1984 during a year-long, durational piece called An Artist for President.
A Conversation on Transnational Identity and the Subtleties of Being Seen
A Conversation on Transnational Identity and the Subtleties of Being Seen
Artists Michelle Dizon and Gina Osterloh both create works based on their Filipino heritage. Artbound explores the nexus of their art, in this poetic rumination on identity, environment, and water.
Eamon Ore-Giron: Surfing the 'Latin American Cultural Reverb'
Eamon Ore-Giron: Surfing the 'Latin American Cultural Reverb'
Eamon Ore-Giron has funneled his enthusiasm for folk and pop mixes through multiple platforms including sculpture, video, painting, music and live performances. His work features in the 18th Street Arts Center's Artist Labs program.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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