CULTURE EVENTS

T-Dot Pioneers 3.0

March 7, 2013- April 26, 2013

SoHo Lobby Gallery 36 Blue Jay Way, Toronto

T-Dot Pioneers 3.0: The Future Must be Replenished

Both in its music and in its culture, hip hop, since at least 1973 (prior to the name hip hop) has been the expressive outlet for black and brown youth whose systematic social exclusion has and continues to be challenged.

From fresh to fly to dope to flavour to sick to swag, hip hop, in its excessive styling, its intricate wordplay, vivid metaphors, and impressive triple entendres is always insubordinate to the status quo.  Schools, Police, Art Galleries and even Record Labels could never hold hip hop, its was always too creative, too generative, too all-encompassing (read:holistic) to remain locked into the structures and strictures of an institution. Without hip hop, there’d be no way for “other/ed” and marginalized youth to redesign a better tomorrow.

The Future is to be Replenished is an urgent call to tomorrow’s creative agents, to continue to strive forward with the nourishment of hip hop’s founding innovators.  Thus, 9 Artists from the Onyx Society at OCAD creatively interpret what it might mean to replenish the future by interrogating the ways in which hip hop culture has influenced their aesthetic and artistic style.

 

 
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