Illuminate LA: Artist Reflections on Monuments and Public Space


Illuminate graphics designed by David Hernández, Taller Para Nosotros.

Artists whose lives and art practices intersect with Downtown Los Angeles will convene to discuss forgotten histories and recent transformations in Downtown’s landscape. They will draw on this research and their personal stories for this virtual panel on Thursday, October 27, and a series of audio tours released in late Fall 2022 and Winter 2023.

Moderator: Anuradha Vikram, Curative Projects

Panel: Carmen Argote, Sebastian Hernandez, Alan Nakagawa, Isaac Michael Ybarra

Event Recording

Artist Reflections on Monuments and Public Space - Audio Tours

About Illuminate LA

Illuminate LA is a new initiative of the LA County Department of Arts and Culture to shed light on the collective and complex history and memory of LA County by exploring the County’s Civic Art Collection and public artworks across the region. With panel discussions, events, and artist engagements, Illuminate LA will uplift promising practices and examples of civic art that support greater cultural equity and inclusion, and expand opportunities for diverse artists diverse artists underrepresented in public art.

Alan Nakagawa

Alan Nakagawa is an interdisciplinary artist with archiving tendencies, primarily working with sound, often incorporating various media and working with communities and their histories.