The Boyle Heights nonprofit space founded five years ago by Laura Owens and Wendy Yao had long been the focus of anti-gentrification protests.
This exclusive new short documentary considers the less discussed and more personal perspective of what it’s like to be an artist from Boyle Heights.
We write this in hopes that more artists will finally break with their sense of exceptionalism and consider the roles they play in the gentrification process.
When the Artists’ Political Action Network held its first public meeting, it was met by protesters from the Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and Displacement.
After months of protests, a Boyle Heights art nonprofit has decided to leave the contested neighborhood that activists say is being gentrified with the help of the art community.
A meeting of the Artists’ Political Action Network failed to take into account its location in a neighborhood that’s been mired in gentrification controversy for quite some time.
After the words “Fuck White Art” were anonymously spray-painted on the roll-up gate of Nicodim Gallery, the LAPD said it would treat the act of vandalism as a hate crime.
A new wave of art galleries are starting to move up uptown from Chelsea and lower Manhattan, and it is time to ask serious questions about their impact and what we can do to guarantee Harlem survives culturally.
LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.
LOS ANGELES — The burgeoning gallery district east of the LA River is about to get a bit more crowded.
LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.