DOPIUM.LA: Big Art Little Chinatown

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7l0l7ms38osw5gn6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7l0l7ms38osw5gn6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7l0l7ms38osw5gn6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7l/7l0l7ms38osw5gn6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>Only a dream can kill a dream.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Developed with some of the minds behind&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/742522/one-night-stand-la" rel="nofollow" >One Night Stand LA</a>, <a href="https://www.dopium.la/" rel="nofollow" >DOPIUM.LA</a> aimed to preserve the original beauty of Chinatown, while showing its inspirational influence on an emerging community of creatives in Los Angeles.
For one night, a group of artist, architects and atmospheric maestros turned the Mandarin Plaza into a space to remember; into an experience sparking the thrill of pleasure and inspiration - like Dopamine through the brain, and Opium* through the vein.
Projection by Chris Fortuna
Two spectators enjoying their shadowed existence.
”Opium” as a part of the name is a reference to the organic relief it originally provided as a natural form of medicine, and is in no way making light of controversial issues. We aim for this event to represent art as a creative catharsis, our own way of expressing ourselves as means to escape the climate we’re in for
day, at least.
Image: Dopium LA
Featured artists created original pieces to bring the plaza (aka the "Canvas") to life through mixed media, from sculpture...

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