Projects posted on this site are mostly temporary public art pieces that involved a number of artists. We were motivated by and responded to issues that were important to us and impacted the American public. Expressing ourselves within this framework helped us bring these issues directly to the public as we connected with the the community at the same time. The objective was to make the viewer an active participant. Temporary public art has the advantage of often being interactive, hence fostering a much more effective engagement. It does not require a lot of bureaucracy and complicated processes to execute. Another important and very attractive aspect of temporary public art is mobility. People do not have to come to you or travel to another location to see it nor do they have to pay for it either. There are so many neighborhoods and communities in Los Angeles County that are deprived of any sort of art or culture in public places because of a host of challenges. The Ministry of Culture has tried to contribute to presenting temporary public art in areas that are rarely exposed to art in public places.

Click on any of the links below for some examples.

Little Tokyo      Eagle Rock      Hollywood

East LA     Chinatown      West LA

Downtown LA

Performers carry a coffin draped in a Dollar bill, a recreation of the censored BLU image on MOCA wall
© Shervin Shahbazi