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Welcome to 18@Home!

18@Home is a library of all of the virtual programs 18th Street Arts Center has produced from March of 2020 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, that you can now watch online. We plan to continue to offer virtual programming and livestream events even as we slowly return to in-person, so we will continue to keep this page updated with fresh, dynamic content over time.

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18 @ Home - On-Demand Videos

Summer 2021

Repeat after me: An online screening and conversation
With artists Jennifer Chia-ling HoTzu-Huan LinDan S. Wang, and Siru Wen.
Related to Jennifer Chia-ling Ho’s exhibition How are you?

Online premiere: Friday, September 10, 2021

As part of Jennifer Chia-ling Ho’s exhibition How are you?, artists Jennifer Chia-ling Ho and Tzu-Huan Lin will share their production concepts and processes of their collaborative video work, A Dialogue Practice, using found footage that reflects their experiences on communication and language learning. Artist Dan S. Wang, who extensively uses language in his work, and Siru Wen, who intentionally avoids using language in her work, will also join the conversation. This screening and conversation will premiere online on September 10, 2021.

該中心將於9月10日推出藝術家對談《請跟我這樣說》(Repeat After Me),對談將首映由何珈寧與台灣旅美藝術家林子桓共同創作之錄像作品《對話練習》(A Dialogue Practice) 並邀請二位洛杉磯當地藝術家Dan S. Wang、Siru Wen共同探討語言學習的經驗。對談影片將於該中心官方Vimeo頻道播放,歡迎踴躍觀賞。

Image caption: Still from A Dialogue Practice, 2021, Jennifer Chia-Ling Ho and Tzu-huan Lin, Single channel video, color, sound, 5 minutes 20 seconds.

Learn more about the exhibition "How Are You?" here.

What is a Landmark? Cultural Equity in the Remembrance of Places
A Roundtable Discussion with Maria Rosario Jackson, Ruthann Lehrer, Maj Hasager, and Carolyne and Bill Edwards of the Quinn Research Center

Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 11 AM

As Norman Klein once observed, Los Angeles has a history of forgetting its places. Landmark status and historic designation has traditionally been one of the few ways to protect significant sites from demolition and redevelopment, but it has long been focused on architectural significance, and can be a costly, time-intensive, and restrictive process to pursue. It also is an inherently inequitable process, as evidenced by the fact that only 3% of landmarks in the City of LA are linked to Black history. In this panel, we delve into the historical significance of sites linked to Santa Monica’s Black history identified in Maj Hasager’s concurrent exhibition at 18th Street Arts Center entitled Three Structures Touching that emerged from her work with the Black history archive at the Quinn Research Center. We discuss landmarks and the inequities embedded in the process of designating them, imagine how these systems may shift, and explore alternative modes of remembering the histories of our neighborhood.With writer and researcher Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson, landmarks expert Ruthann Lehrer of the Santa Monica Conservancy, artist Maj Hasager, and the directors of the Quinn Research Center, Carolyne and Bill Edwards. Moderated by 18th Street Arts Center’s Deputy Director Sue Bell Yank.

Learn more about the exhibition and watch Three Structures Touching and The Broadway Tour, two films by Maj Hasager in collaboration with the Quinn Research Center, here.

The Art of Family in “La Veinte”: A Conversation about Hidden Santa Monica Histories
A launch event for “We Were All Here” by Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun
Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 5 PM

Artists and creators Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun were be joined by West Side historian Miguel Chavez and multi-generational Santa Monica resident Genna Casillas for a lively discussion based on the new Kwong/Sahagun video, “We Were All Here: The Story of La Veinte, la familia Casillas, and the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica.”

The conversation focused on the art of being a family, and delved into a series of topics that affected “La Veinte” throughout the 20th century; uncovering hidden histories of a community, migration and immigration policies, social/political movements of the 60s and 70s, and the price of assimilation.

Ver en español aquí.

Spring 2021

We Were All Here
A collaborative art video produced by
Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun

18th Street Arts Center is pleased to present a new commission from artists Dan Kwong and Paulina Sahagun, a collaborative video project that delves into the local history of the Pico Neighborhood of Santa Monica. 

Due to historical discriminatory housing policies combined with economic forces, the Pico Neighborhood --  bounded by Pico on the south, Colorado on the north, Stewart St. on the east and 14th St. on the west -- was the primary home base for Latino/a, Black, and Asian families in Santa Monica for many decades. Several factors, including the completion of the Santa Monica Freeway in 1966 that would displace 3,000 families and split the neighborhood in half, would change the area forever.

Beginning in 1918, the extended Casillas family that settled around Olympic and 20th Street (”La Veinte”) would be the largest family ever to emigrate to Santa Monica from Mexico. Their story reflects the 20th century immigrant experience, the evolution of the City of Santa Monica, and the making of citizenry. Through storytelling, oral histories, archival image collection, and a poetic interweaving of individual and collective experiences, Kwong and Sahagun create a tapestry of imagery and memory that evokes the history of this iconic Southern Californian neighborhood and its founding families with roots across the Americas.

This project is part of Culture Mapping 90404, a community oral history project of 18th Street Arts Center in partnership with the Santa Monica Public Library. This project is generously supported by the California Arts Council.

Learn more here.

Together in Contradiction: Asian American Unity Now
A Roundtable Discussion with Dan Kwong, Carol Zou, Janelle Wong, and Dan S Wang
Thursday, May 20th |  5 PM – 6 PM

Together in Contradiction: Asian American Unity Now is a roundtable discussion on culture work and solidarity politics in an age of rising xenophobia, gentrification, and political contradiction. Facilitated by 18th Street Arts Center artist in residence Dan S. Wang, this conversation will feature artists Dan Kwong, Carol Zou, Janelle Wong, and Dan S Wang.

This event was produced in partnership with WeRise.LA.

This panel is part of Recovery Justice: Being Well, a series of self-organized artist projects at 18th Street Arts Center’s Airport Campus on view from March 8 – July 16, 2021. Facilitated by Sara Daleiden, this project aims to highlight the recent circumstances that have evolved during the pandemic (racial justice demonstrations and destruction, as well as social discontent and general disconnection) into a series of self-organized artist projects that merges the exterior and interior public spaces of City of Santa Monica property. 18th Street Airport Campus at Santa Monica Municipal Airport will be the site where artists reimagine the city and beyond in the midst of complex social unrest globally.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

Ver en español aquí.

Paul Cornish
Community Music
April 25, 2021

On April 25, 2021, 18th Street Arts Center and The World Stage presented pianist and composer Paul Cornish’s Community Music, a culminating concert of new compositions from 18th Street Arts Center’s 2021 Make Jazz Fellow.

These never-before-heard compositions with Jon Hatamiya on trombone, Aneesa Strings on bass, Lauren Elizabeth Baba on violin, Malachi Whitson on drums, and Paul Cornish on piano were live streamed from The World Stage. Check out a recording of the livestream here.

As a bonus, listen to Paul Cornish talk to Spectrum News about his Make Jazz Fellowship experience at 18th Street Arts Center, which features a glimpse on his process and inspiration. Check out the interview here.

More about Paul Cornish and his Make Jazz Fellowship supported by the Herb Alpert Foundation here.


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