MoCADA presents eMERGING: Visual Art & Music in a Post-Hip-Hop Era

By ARC Magazine Friday, February 1st, 2013 Categories: Exhibitions, Updates

From the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement to Hip Hop, Black culture has a history of interdisciplinary arts movements. Today’s contribution to this tradition is magnified and expanded by the ease of connecting. Access to the entire world is always just a few clicks away. Today’s artistic movement emerges from the near ubiquity of global Hip Hop culture, and maintains many of Hip Hop’s aesthetic traits and political stances. Yet, in 2013, the cultural production of previous decades is filtered through a complex milieu of global traditions, nostalgia and futurist dreams, all in an age of intercontinental connectivity.

Kudzanai Chiurai Untitled VII, 2011 Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper 120x 180 cm Edition of 10

Kudzanai Chiurai. Untitled VII, 2011. Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper. 120x 180 cm
Edition of 10

eMERGING: Visual Art & Music in a Post-Hip-Hop Era is curated by James Bartlett, and runs at MoCADA from February 14 – May 26, 2013. Opening Reception to be held on Thursday, February 14 | 6-9PM

eMERGING is a curatorial experiment that places visual art and music side by side, and explores an array of artistic expressions that define this unique emerging merging of cultures and art forms. The exhibition features the works of visual artists and directors Kajahl Benes, Kudzanai Chiurai, Delphine Diallo, Modou Dieng, Hassan Hajjaj, dream hampton, Pieter Hugo, Hycide, Kahlil Joseph, Terence Nance, Cinque Northern, Storyboard P, Ebony G. Patterson, and Hank Willis Thomas, and music by Blitz the Ambassador, Flying Lotus, Sue Jorge, Just A Band, Spoek Mathambo, THEESatisfaction, and others.

Ebony G. Patterson's Entourage- From the Fambily Series, Digital Print on Flag, 8ft x 10ft , 2010

Ebony G. Patterson’s Entourage- From the Fambily Series, Digital Print on Flag, 8ft x 10ft , 2010

Public Programs include an Artist Talk on Thursday, February 21 | 6-7:30PM at MoCADA | 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn. Join them for a conversation with eMERGING exhibiting artists, moderated by poet Jessica Care Moore. Stop by the Main Gallery after the discussions to see the exhibition. Seating is limited. Please arrive early.

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