Mama Showroom

(I Can) Feel the Pulse

27 Aug - 10 Oct 2010

© Jefferson Pinder
Mule, 2006
27 Aug 2010 - 10 Oct 2010

Artists: Emory Douglas (USA), Dzine (Carlos Rolon, USA), Hiphop Chocolate (USA), Patrick Martinez (USA), Jefferson Pinder (USA), Haruka Sakatani (JP), Huang Yulong (CN)
Guest curator: Charlie Dronkers

From August 27th through October 10th MAMA presents (I Can) Feel the Pulse, an exhibition featuring the influence of hiphop on contemporary art by guest curator Charlie Dronkers.

(I Can) Feel the Pulse links the origin of hiphop to the current visual hiphop culture. (I Can) Feel the Pulse refers to the voice of protest of the repressed black population of the United States, powerfully expressed in the iconic work of Emory Douglas, who later became Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party. Emory Douglas' revolutionary work is shown alongside works by Jefferson Pinder, Dzine (Carlos Rolon), Patrick Martinez, Hiphop Chocolate, Haruka Sakatani and Huang Yulong.

Special events: In connection to the exhibition MAMA welcomes Emory Douglas personally. Douglas will present a lecture in Rotterdam and a masterclass. Evening pre-sessions September 16th and 23rd, Masterclass from September 24th till 26th.

For the Festival The World of Witte de With ( Sept 10, 11, 12) artist Abner Preis and choreographer Lloyd Marengo will present their brand new performance.

Thanks to Pollyanna Clayton-Stamm (Urbis Manchester), HipHopHuis, Mesh Print Club, Galerie Majke Hüsstege and Johan Kleinjan.

Jefferson Pinder wrote an essay - specifically for this exhibition - in which he relates the original ideas of the BBP, front men such as Douglas to the liberating power of hiphop.

Tags: Emory Douglas, Dzine