Pasadena, Pacific Asia Museum

“Calligraffiti” (calligraphy + graffiti) is a contemporary confrontation of Eastern and Western art. The exhibition is trilingual in English, Spanish and Chinese and addresses issues of tradition and modernity, the elevated and debased, intention and chance, layered languages, histories and philosophies. Contemporary graffiti artists working from these two different cultures explore the inextricable relationship between calligraphy and graffiti. Highlights include three large scale murals created at a workshop held at Pacific Asia Museum in 2003, in conjunction with the exhibition, “Drawing the Line: Contemporary Artists Reassess Traditional East Asian Calligraphy”, and a site specific work painted exclusively for this exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Gronk.


September 8, 2009 through January 17, 2010
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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