Dana Lixenberg at Huis Marseille


/ December 4, 2015

Between 12 December and 6 March Huis Marseille will exhibit Dana Lixenberg: Imperial Courts 1993-2015.


In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community. Over the years, some in the community were killed, while others disappeared or went to jail, and others, once children in early photographs, grew up and had children of their own. In this way, Imperial Courts constitutes a complex and evocative record of the passage of time in an underserved community.


This exhibition is accompanied by a book published by Roma Publications, Dana Lixenberg: Imperial Courts 1993-2015, which has been short-listed for the Aperture/ Paris Photo Best Book Award 2015. This title is available at bookshops worldwide through Idea Books. A Documentary on this project has been selected for the IDFA and premiered at the festival.


Dana Lixenberg: Imperial Courts 1993-2015

Huis Marseille

12 December 2015 - 6 March 2016