Where racism tries to alienate and manipulate identity, L.A. Asian-American artists have answered with painting, photography, digital art, drawing and video installation.
The show focuses on Asian-American artists who participate in facets of hip-hop and artists who document Asian-Americans in hip-hop.
Though as an art form it predates hip-hop, graffiti seamlessly complements hip-hop in many ways.
I believe that both hip-hop fans and those curious to learn more about Asian-American contributions to hip-hop can enjoy the exhibit,” McTaggart said.
“Don’t Believe the Hype: L.A. Asian-Americans in Hip-Hop,” Chinese-American Museum, 425 N. Los Angeles St., downtown, through Nov. 4.