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SPARC: VIRAL - 25 Years from Rodney King

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Name: SPARC: VIRAL - 25 Years from Rodney King
Date: April 9, 2016 - June 3, 2016
Event Description:
A multimedia exhibition marking 25 years of artists’ responses to police brutality
 
On March 3, 1991, motorist Rodney King’s savage beating by LAPD was captured by resident George Holliday.  The public release of the footage and its international reach could arguably make the 11-minute clip the world’s first ‘viral’ video. The acquittal of all four officers the following spring was the match that ignited the L.A. uprisings of April, 1992.  These seminal moments in L.A. history are a necessary reference point for today’s reinvigorated civil rights movement against racially motivated violence in law enforcement. 
 
Artist DarylElaine Wells, founder of Art Responders social media community, has partnered with SPARC to present an interactive, immersive timeline of cases, causes, insights and developments within the past  twenty-five years of this ongoing tragedy.
 
Internationally recognized artists will appear alongside emerging makers in all media to create an immersive effect for the viewer.  Visual art, music, spoken word poetry, video, and photography are employed to tell the story of how and why our criminal justice system has failed to address this crisis. 
 
Community events held during the exhibition will provide opportunities for dialogue, healing, and exploration of actions towards a future without fear of law enforcement. 
 

+++ Schedule of Events +++

Opening Reception
April 9, 2016 from 5 - 8pm
(April 9 through June 3, 2016)
The Durón Gallery @ SPARC ART
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

VIRAL: RK 25 LIVE Performance
April 23, 2016 from 3 - 5pm
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

VIRAL: RK 25 PANEL
May 29, 2016 from 5 - 7pm
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
 
Location:
SPARC
685 Venice Blvd.,
Venice 90291
Date/Time Information:
Opening Reception
April 9, 2016 from 5 - 8pm
(April 9 through June 3, 2016)
The Durón Gallery @ SPARC ART
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

VIRAL: RK 25 LIVE Performance
April 23, 2016 from 3 - 5pm
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291

VIRAL: RK 25 PANEL
May 29, 2016 from 5 - 7pm
Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Contact Information:
Elaine Raif
Fees/Admission:
FREE ADMISSION
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