To View a Plastic Flower Opening Reception February 9, 2020

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs will present To View a Plastic Flower, at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 13 – April 19, 2020, with an opening reception on February 9, 2020, from 2:00-5:00 pm. Viewed through the lens of a plastic flower, the group exhibition works in the exhibition provide a multi-dimensional interrogation of the construction, representation, and limitations of knowledge through media as a means to understand our socio- and geopolitical times. To View a Plastic Flower is a Buddhist monk and antiwar activist Thích Nhất Hạnh’s idea of “inter-being,” meaning nothing can exist by itself, instead, everything has to “inter-be.” To View a Plastic Flower presents three installations that register the presence and absence of information, movement, and optics through each artist’s point of view set within the theater of military engagement. Abigail Raphael Collins’ experimental documentary and video installation, Out of Play, the sculptural work in Samira Yamin’s Passing Obliquely From One Medium Into Another (examining war photography) and T. Kim-Trang Tran’s three-channel video installation projected on hand-embroidered screens, exploring seemingly disparate events of the early 1970s.


  • Thu, Feb 13, 2020 — Sun, Apr 19, 2020
  • 11:00 am — 4:00 pm


Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG)
4800 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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