|Angels Gate Cultural Center presents four dynamic, new exhibits inspired by the unique geography, vibrant people, and rich cultural history of the South Bay communities. Showcasing the work of regional artists, this provocative grouping of four exhibits in three galleries explores both sweeping and deeply personal issues of contemporary life. Themes include the powerful influences of commerce and resource use, the geography of memories, and the boundaries of exclusion, belonging, and artistic legacy. Angels Gate Cultural Center galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is always free.
The final screening is April 22 and start at 1pm.
The film series is part of the Reflections on the Harbor: Our Stories and Memories exhibition year. Over the year the galleries explored the South Bay / Harbor region from multiple perspectives through the work of local and regional artists. The screenings will take place over three Sundays; March 25th, April 1st, and April 22nd and will all start at 1pm. The film titles will be revealed on March 25th.
The series, curated by noted photographer and theorist, Allan Sekula will focus on films whose protagonists interact with the harbors or waterfronts within their communities.
Following each film there will be a lively discussion regarding issues pertaining to San Pedro and the Harbor. For this screening, John Schafer and Gary Younge will lead a conversation relating specific issues raised in the film to issues currently faced by San Pedro and surrounding harbor communities. Professionals who work directly with the harbor to locals who commute past it on a daily basis, all guests are welcome and encouraged to join.
Refreshments and snacks will be served!
Allan Sekula (b. 1951, Erie, PA) is a photographer, filmmaker and writer, based in Los Angeles. He grew up in San Pedro, graduating from San Pedro High School in 1968.
His recent films include The Lottery of the Sea (2006) and Short Film for Laos (2006). The Forgotten Space (co-directed with Noël Burch) won the Orizzonte Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Venice Film Festival.
Sekula’s books include Photography against the Grain (1984), Fish Story (1995) Geography Lesson: Canadian Notes (1996), Dismal Science (1999), Performance under Working Conditions (2003) , TITANIC’s wake (2003) and Polonia and Other Fables (2010). These works range from the theory and history of photography to family life in the grip of military industrial complex to explorations of the world maritime economy. His work was included inDocumenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany.
Recent one person shows have taken place at the Renaissance Society, Chicago, the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, and the Ludwig Museum, Budapest.
He exhibits regularly with Galerie Michel Rein, Paris and Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.
Programs are made possible by the generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Sony Entertainment, ConocoPhilips, California Community Foundation, Boeing, Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council, Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council, California Arts Council, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
For more information, please visit www.angelsgateart.org.