Transcendients: Heroes at Borders
February 26 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely
On February 19, 1942 President Roosevelt signed an executive order that authorized the unconstitutional incarceration of citizens and residents. Now, 78 years later, TRANSCENDIENTS: Heroes At Borders will serve as a living memory of the Japanese American concentration camps. Through photos, projections on vapor, lenticular structures and fully immersive installations, the exhibition will transport audiences through history and space, into the concentration camps from the 1940s, and the sites of current day human rights atrocities. Created by celebrated multi-media artist Taiji Terasaki, in collaboration with the Japanese American National Museum, TRANSCENDIENTS will serve as tribute to the heroes from the arts, inter-faith, refugee, LGBTQ communities and beyond who fought for democracy back then, and continue the fight to today. Weaving a narrative of struggle and hard-won justice through the past to the present, attendees will walk away with a glimpse into the bright future we’re all fighting for. TRANSCENDIENTS: Heroes At Borders will be on view at JANM from February 1 to March 29, 2020.