"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
…in search of lost rent-control housing in Venice…
VENICE—Visit the exhibit for “Where Has All The (affordable) Housing Gone?” a participatory, community-based art project that explores the loss of affordable housing in Venice. Through a series of workshops earlier in the year, diverse Venetians and other LA residents have taken photos of and written about the 280-plus rent-control buildings that have been taken off the affordable housing market in Venice, largely using the Ellis Act. The project team also looked at the many other ways the city has lost rent-controlled housing. The exhibit/installation is developed out of the materials they’ve produced, to open on September 17, 2023 with related readings and tours with the community participants, writers, artists, activists, and scholars.
Exhibit dates: September 17 – November 4, 2023
Opening: October 8, 2023, 2-5 pm (doors open 1:30)
Where: Beyond Baroque, 681 N. Venice Blvd, Venice 90291
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays 12-6 pm
**Join these Tours and Conversation: October 14 and 28, 1-5 pm
Closing celebration November 4, details to be announced.
Also open during events at Beyond Baroque & by appointment Tuesday-Thursday from 12-6 pm, 310-822-3006 or 310-392-2076 or email@example.com
Organized by Judy Branfman in partnership with Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center. Support provided by California Humanities, California Arts Council, LA Department of Cultural Affairs, and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Thank you to partner organizations, Venice Arts Council, Venice Community Housing, Westside Local-LA Tenants Union, Veterans For Peace-LA, and Keep Neighborhoods First.
Follow along with the project’s KPFK Poets Café show
Project coverage in the Venice Beachhead
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.