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.
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, Toronto Dec 15- May 05
Check out Dalton Higgin’s new book, Far from Over,The Music and Life of Drake http://daltonhiggins.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/far-from-over-my-new-book-about-drake/ http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDM2889032&R=2889032
2011 STYLUS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: RON NELSON from Stylus Group on Vimeo.
The IMP Labs are directed by Dr. Charity Marsh, Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Performance in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. For more information on Dr. Marsh’s research projects click on the video links below: Hip Hop storytellers. Women and Science. IMP Labs SCHEDULE [...]
2012 STYLUS AWARDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: MICHIE MEE from Stylus Group on Vimeo.
big shouts to Rodrigo!
Sound Battle Royale keeping Culture Alive in the T-Dot-O