Framed Beats: an international exhibit for artists navigating both music and visual art.
ASA and ADE Beats showcase art by renown rappers, beat makers, street artists and more
Framed Beats is a specially curated exhibit hosted by Amsterdam Street Art (ASA) and ADE Beats with work by renown rappers, beat makers, graf ti and street artists and others navigating both the music and the visual art world. The exposition at the 5&33 gallery opens it doors during Amsterdam Dance Event and will be celebrated on Thursday 19 & 20 October, 2017 with a free program on music, art and representation in the beautiful art’otel in Amsterdam.
The exposition Framed Beats brings together work from a wide variety of artists including Dutch hip-hop veteran Def P, painter and producer Delic who used to be part of national hip-hop phenomenon Opgezwolle, self taught UK street artist JPS, Paris graphic designer and artist Hopare, graf ti artist Zender, designer for many beats related album covers, Brazilian artist Liam Bononi, KBTR, Steen, in uential Amsterdam rapper RBDjan and his mother the artist AnnyRose, New York street artist Jeff Henriquez, who made headlines this year with his mural in Queens paying tribute to hip-hop legend Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and many others will showcase their work.
Framed Beats launches at Amsterdam Dance Event, the biggest electronic music festival in the world and is part of the program of ADE Beats, its annual international platform for hip-hop, bass and beats. For international street art organisation ASA it all started with graf ti in the early eighties in Amsterdam when squatters and punkers bombed the city with markers and spray cans. Since those days Amsterdam stayed a graf ti and street art hotbed with strong links to the expanding international hip-hop and beats culture. To high-light the special relation between graf ti, street art, hip-hop and beats, ASA invited selected artists to make speci c new work inspired by the theme ‘Beats’ for the exposition in combination with a stellar showcase of existing work. The exhibition includes live painted canvasses, photography and sculptures and will push the boundaries for both old school graf ti and next level contemporary art.
During the celebratory opening of the Framed Beats exposition on Thursday October 19th in art’otel, ADE Beats will host a program with inspiring art talks. DJ and producer Waajeed from Detroit designed album covers for Slum Village and worked as photographer in the emerging Detroit hip-hop scene, and will discuss his Detroit hip-hop related visual art in a unique Q&A. Dutch hip-hop photographer Ilja Meefout discusses his work – including his artwork for that Wu-Tang album – and art curator Stephanie Afrifa discusses art and representation in her One Woman Museum. On Friday October 20th the exhibition is free for al visitors of ADE and from 5pm until 9pm ASA and ADE Beats host drinks with Dutch hip-hop DJ extraordinaire DJ Turne behind the decks, live painting with Ard Doko and #Banksessies with Backstage Bastards.
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