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May Sun (with Peter Brosius and Tom Recchion): L.A./River/China/Town

Main Gallery Oct 27–Nov 17, 1988

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L.A./River/China/Town, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
L.A./River/China/Town, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
L.A./River/China/Town, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art
L.A./River/China/Town, 1988, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Artist May Sun collaborated with director Peter Brosius and composer Tom Recchion to create an installation that focused on untold stories in the history of Los Angeles’s Chinatown. The installation, consisting of four large white tents, evoked the living quarters of Chinese railroad workers who settled along the embankment of the Los Angeles River in the 1870s. Each tent told a story juxtaposing visual elements with sound, text, smell, and lighting.