If Asian-Latino intersections frequently emerge in urban spaces, street art is often the lasting visual record of these connections-as well as a way of reimagining the shapes and boundaries of cultures and cities alike. The shows will be staged in downtown Silver Spring, MD, on an urban landscape fundamentally shaped by immigration and cultural diversity, we open up a new set of conversations about the place of art and the visual stories we tell together. The shows will feature work and curation by a range of celebrated artists exploring Asian-Latino intersections.
Curators Eric Nakamura, Shizu Saldamando, and Adriel Luis will project artwork onto the public surfaces of Veterans Plaza, telling the visual stories of Asian-Latino cultural connection as a DJ spins Asian-Latino fusion music. Two evenings of Street Culture & Art programming will feature "pop-up" galleries to transform public space from the utilitarian to the expressive. By way of projection, we map visual stories of Asian-Latino shared culture onto the canvas of our walls-not simply bringing art into public space but making public space into art.
The time and location is the same for both evenings on August 6 and 7, between 8-10pm. Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland, is metro accessible via the Red Line at the Silver Spring station. There will be different artists present and different artwork on display for both evenings.