Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home Grown The Story Of UK Hip Hop



HomeGrown: The Story of UK Hip Hop is the first major exhibition to chronicle, in depth, the development of the UK Hip Hop scene. (Some of Alex Fakso's graffiti photographs will be shown)

Looking back over three decades, the exhibition tells the story of how a generation of youth took the spirit of the Bronx block party and fused it with their own uniquely British influences. In doing so it shows how a US subculture featuring art, politics, rhyme, dance and music was adopted, adapted and embraced to create a powerful, complex, cultural force, this side of the
Atlantic.

Working with the UK's most influential figures in Hip Hop the exhibition brings together the rare, remarkable and irreplaceable in Hip Hop photography, music, film and fashion from the best private collections including those of Normski, Malcolm McLaren, Dave Pearce and DJ Semtex.

Show opens 15th OCT
Urbis
Cathedral Gardens
Manchester
M4 3BG

1 comment:

caroline said...

That's great - thanks for the post. I've linked you to our site too here at www.urbis.org.uk

See you down for the launch on the 14th - good line up confirmed - should be quite a nite.

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from Urbis

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