Meet Alan Nakagawa and learn about his project “Myth Not Myth.”

In a collaborative project with the Getty Museum, the Los Angeles-based artist presents a series of original interactive sculptures at the Getty Villa this June. Nakagawa is known for his installations that explore sound, memory, and identity. “Myth Not Myth” deconstructs misperceptions about ancient art through conversation and sculpture. Nakagawa was interested in how the term “myth” is used both to describe the narratives and belief systems of the past and to describe stories that we consider to be untrue, false, or fictional.

The project consists of a series of oral history conversations with Getty staff and interactive sculptures inspired by these dialogues, which are presented free to the public in the Villa’s Outer Peristyle on June 11, 18, and 25, 2016.

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[text on screen] Meet artist Alan Nakagawa.

I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I’m very proud of being from Los Angeles.

[text on screen] As an artist, Alan explores sound, memory, and identi...