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The Culture

The Culture

Hip Hop & Contemporary Art in the 21st Century

Asma Naeem
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A sweeping survey of hip hop's resounding impact on contemporary art and culture across the past 20-plus years

Accompanying a groundbreaking exhibition originating at the Baltimore Museum of Art, this book captures the extraordinary influence of hip hop, which has driven innovations in music, visual and performing arts, fashion, and technology and grown into a global phenomenon since its emergence in the 1970s. It features approximately 70 objects by both established and emerging artists, design houses, streetwear icons and musicians working in a wide range of mediums to demonstrate hip-hop's proliferation from the street to the runway, the studio to the museum gallery, and countless sites in between. The exhibition also explores how hip hop has and continues to challenge structures of power, dominant cultural narratives, and political and social systems of oppression.
This fully illustrated monograph documents the exhibition and contains texts and interviews from more than 30 artists and scholars.

Artists include: Nina Chanel Abney, Derrick Adams, Anthony Olubunmi Akinbola, Dionne Alexander, Maxwell Alexandre, Devin Allen, Bruno Baptistelli, Alvaro Barrington, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Grace Wales Bonner, Mark Bradford, Jordan Casteel, Jonathan Lyndon Chase, Willy Chavarria, Caitlin Cherry, Troy Chew II, Kudzanai Chiurai, Telfar Clemens, Larry Cook, William Cordova, Carl Jones, Damon Davis, Alex de Mora, Stan Douglas, John Edmonds, Jen Everett, Aaron Fowler, Gajin Fujita, Nicholas Galanin, Luis Gispert, Hassan Hajjaj, Lauren Halsey, Robert Hodge, Monica Ikegwu, Kahlil Robert Irving, Kahlil Robert Irving, Shabez Jamal, Kahlil Joseph, Nia June, LA II, Deana Lawson, El Franco Lee II, Amani Lewis, Megan Lewis, Maï Lucas, Miguel Luciano, Roberto Lugo, Eric N. Mack, Charles Mason III, Emmanuel Massillon, Julie Mehretu, Murjoni Merriweather, Jayson Musson, Rashaad Newsome, Yvonne Osei, Zéh Palito, Gordon Parks, José Parlá, Fahamu Pecou, Adam Pendleton, Robert Pruitt, Rammellzee, Sheila Rashid, Rozeal, Joyce J. Scott, Tschabalala Self, Ernest Shaw Jr., Tariku Shiferaw, Devan Shimoyama, Shirt, Shinique Smith, Texas Isaiah and Ms. Boogie, Hank Willis Thomas, Michael Vasquez, WAFFLESNCREAM, Adrian Octavius Walker, Carrie Mae Weems, Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, Abbey Williams, Pharrell Williams and Wilmer Wilson IV.

Authors include: Ebony Haynes, Todd Boyd, Lester Spence, Jordana Moore Saggese, Greg Tate, Misa Hylton, Elena Romero, Jillian Hernandez, AJ Girard, Rikki Byrd, D. Waktins, Ekow Eshun, madison moore, Sean Bankhead, Msia Kabon Clark, Devin Allen, Michael Holman, Simone White, Salome Asega, Alphonse Pierre, David A.M. Goldberg and Tahir Hemphill, Jacolby Satterwhite, Wendel Patrick, Simon Reynolds, Seph Rodney, Jesse McCarthy, Danez Smith, Noriko Manabe, Lindsay Knight and Charity Marsh, Shaheem Sanchez, Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr., Sekou Cooke, Jessica N. Pabón-Colón, Martha Cooper, Skeme, Alex de Mora, Lawrence Burney, Hardeep Pandhal, Charles Tshamanga-Kashama, Mona Haydar and Damon Davis in conversation with DJ Charlie Chan.


  • Publisher: Gregory R. Miller & Co./Baltimore Museum of Art/Saint Louis Art Museum (July 25, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 308 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1941366546
  • ISBN-13: 9781941366547
  • Item Weight: 2.5 pounds

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