This Wednesday the 14th of October I’ll be heading up to Manchester to the Urbis in Manchester for the launch party of ‘Home Grown: The Story of UK Hip Hop’.
I believe this is the first exhibition of it’s kind documenting in detail the development of the UK Hip Hop scene.From the Urbis Website: “Looking back over three decades, the exhibition tells the story of how a generation of youth took the spirit of the Bronx block party and fused it with their own uniquely British influences. In doing so it shows how a US subculture featuring art, politics, rhyme, dance and music was adopted, adapted and embraced to create a powerful, complex, cultural force, this side of the
Atlantic. Working with the UK’s most influential figures in Hip Hop the exhibition brings together the rare, remarkable and irreplaceable in Hip Hop photography, music, film and fashion from the best private collections.”
I’m quite excited about this. Not just because my entire knowledge of UK hip hop could be written on the back of my ticket and I’m eager to learn more. But also because I have been given full access & invited to document and capture some of the conversations that occur on the night.In addition to my feeds please follow Caroline at @CarolineUrbis the Urbis itself at @UrbisManchester and look out for our collective content as it’s posted to http://urbis.posterous.com/ More info on the exhibition here.. http://www.urbis.org.uk/page.asp?id=3340