In 1994, Giant
was born with the purpose of documenting and promoting new,
up-and-coming, underdog, overlooked, and hybrid Asian and
Asian-American popular culture. Fifteen years later, the self-published
magazine has not only evolved from a stapled-and-folded zine into a
full-color, glossy publication with an international following, but
also opened trend-setting shops and influential art galleries in Los
Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. To celebrate the magazine's
longevity, energy, and loyal readership, the second Giant Robot
is being hosted by the Japanese American National Museum in
Downtown Los Angeles from October 24, 2009 (opening from 6PM to 10PM) to January 24, 2010.

provide a visual overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, publisher Eric
is curating artwork by individuals who have contributed to
shows at Giant Robot's galleries, been featured in the pages of the
magazine, or even contributed cover art. The main hall will include
installations by David Choe, Theo Ellsworth, James Jean, kozyndan,
Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato Jeff
Soto, and Deth P. Sun
. A second hall will include the contributions of
more than 50 others. Also, there will be collaborative works from David Horvath, Dehara and Le Merde.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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