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Art Talk Tuesday with Ara Oshagan

Sponsored by the Brand Associates

2024-04-30 19:00:00 2024-04-30 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Art Talk Tuesday with Ara Oshagan Brand Library and Art Center -

Tuesday, April 30
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-30 19:00:00 2024-04-30 20:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Art Talk Tuesday with Ara Oshagan Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it. This month features diasporic multi-disciplinary artist Ara Oshagan. Brand Library and Art Center -

Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it. This month features diasporic multi-disciplinary artist Ara Oshagan.

Art Talk Tuesday is a monthly conversation that invites contemporary artists to discuss their work and the issues surrounding it, followed by a moderated Q&A with Brand staff member, artist and writer Jennifer Remenchik. Art Talk Tuesday artists are selected to reflect the diversity of the art scene of the greater Los Angeles area.

Ara Oshagan is a diasporic multi-disciplinary artist, curator and cultural worker whose practice explores collective and personal histories of dispossession, legacies of violence, identity and (un)imagined futures. He works in photography, film, collage, installation, book arts, public art and monuments. Vectored by his own personal history, Oshagan is a documentarian and as well as conceptual artist. A descendant of communities who were deracinated from their indigenous lands by the Armenian Genocide in 1915, he was born in Lebanon (in diaspora) and displaced by civil war as a youth. Oshagan’s work researches and explores the associated visible/notvisible structures of identity, memory and histories of site/notsite. His lived experience, personal and communal history are deeply connected to his work. Oshagan lives and works among communities with histories of multi-generational displacement—that have been uprooted, dislocated and become multi-diasporic across time and space. His work is an attempt to articulate the various multi-valiant dimensions of “diasporic presence” and all its attendant ambiguities. Based in Los Angeles, Oshagan is a curator at ReflectSpace Gallery in Glendale Central Library and has published three books of photography (two more forthcoming in 2024).

Art Talk Tuesday is sponsored by the Brand Associates.

For more information on Art Talk Tuesday and the other programs in the Spring 2024 series, please visit our website: https://www.brandlibrary.org/art-talk-tuesday

Image: Artist portrait; Ara Oshagan. The Beirut Memory Project 56, 2018-2021. 

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Ample free parking is available in Brand Park. An accessible entrance and accessible parking for cars with a disabled parking placard or license plate is located on the East side of Brand Library.

For additional information about this event, please contact Brand Library & Art Center at 818-548-2051 or send us an email at info@brandlibrary.org.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Lecture | Interview |

TAGS: | Brand Program | Brand Library | Brand Associates | Art Talk Tuesday | Art Talk |

Brand Library and Art Center

Phone: 818-548-2051

Hours
Mon, May 13 Closed
Tue, May 14 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 15 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 16 11:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 17 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 Closed