DESTINATION BED STUY: ART, HIP HOP AND MURALS
Join us for a day discussion at Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip-Hop & Murals on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at BKLYN Commons, Seven Marcus Garvey Blvd in Brooklyn.
Destination Bed Stuy: Art, Hip Hop & Murals symposium will shed light on the borough’s outstanding contribution to Hip Hop Culture through the lens of art. In addition to serving as the home to a some of the culture’s premiere rap ambassadors (Notorious BIG, Jay Z, Mos Def), various galleries have curated shows, open and commercial spaces in the neighborhood that pay homage to the vibrancy and cultural aesthetics of the genre.
Moderated by Atim Annette Oton, the affair will explore the some of the history of graffiti art and its acceptance into the world of mural painting while introducing some of the medium’s artists and cultural enthusiasts.
The day will include panel discussions, an art exhibition, on-site mural creation, live DJ music, performances, and a meet and greet with Albert Diaz, world-renowned the community is home to numerous art galleries, open and commercial spaces subway graffiti artist and author of “SAMO… Since 1978…” collection of stories inspired by Diaz and legendary artists Jean-Michael Basquiat friendship.