Event: Thursday June 14, 7pm FREE!
Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop
Featuring Cey Adams, Jeff Chang, Roger Cummings, and Rachel Raimist
Thursday, June 14, 7 pm
Walker Art Center Cinema
Free tickets available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 6 pm
Since its beginning, hip-hop has left its mark on theater, poetry, performance art, dance, visual arts, film, and video. Though it is one of the big ideas of this generation, hip-hop is often subcategorized into such themes as â€śspoken word poetry,â€? â€śstreet literature,â€? â€śpostâ€“black art,â€? or â€śurban art.â€? This panel discussion focuses on how hip-hop is expanding in ways that cannot be so easily defined.
Cey Adamsâ€™ graphics can be seen on countless album covers (Jay-Z, Method Man, Beastie Boys and have been featured in clothing lines (Sean John), movies, and TV shows (Belly, Next Friday, Chapelleâ€™s Show).
Jeff Chang, author of the books Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop and Canâ€™t Stop Wonâ€™t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, has written extensively on race, culture, politics, and the arts for numerous publications.
Roger Cummings is the cofounder and artistic director of Juxtaposition Arts, a North Minneapolis urban art center whose mission is to empower youth and community to use the arts to actualize their full potential.
Presented by WACTAC.