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eMERGING - Visual Art and Music in a Post-Hip-Hop Era

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© Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
eMERGING - Visual Art and Music in a Post-Hip-Hop Era
Curated by: James Bartlett

80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
February 14th, 2013 - May 26th, 2013
Opening: February 14th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://mocada.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@mocada.org
PHONE:  
718.230.0492
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed-Sun 11-6

DESCRIPTION

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.

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.