DARK PROGRESSIVISM 2017-05-07T21:28:53+00:00

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017, 10:30PM Julia DeBurgos Performing & Arts Center 

DARK PROGRESSIVISM Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre -James Yi • US A • 2016 • 1hr 28 min • Documentary

NEW YORK PREMIERE Out of two violent decades shaped by the explosion of the crack epidemic, gangs, vandalism, stepped-up law enforcement, riots, earthquakes and police scandals, a new urban mentality and art style developed. This eye-opening documentary features muralists, tattoo artists, graffiti writers, musicians, taggers, gang members, art historians, and documentarians who help explain how the dark aspects of the environment, combined with forward-thinking principles, have influenced a local art tradition which has now gained many artists international recognition. As this tradition continues to gain momentum and artists around the world continue to be influenced by Los Angeles’ art, Dark Progressivism: On Rupture and Rebellion demonstrates how this style and its philosophies developed, while tracing its training, craftsmanship, discipline, scholarship, and trajectory

Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre

James Yi