The storefronts at Fulton Center look a little different these days thanks to the exhibit, ‘HIP HOP 50 A VISUAL REVOLUTION’, showcasing artists from Chuck D’s artist Collective, created by the legendary frontman of Hip Hop band, Public Enemy.
Curated by local artist, Sage Gallon, this exhibition features 16 artists committed to work that promotes the relationship between Hip Hop music and visual art. Through different mediums, the artists pay tribute to hip hop pioneers who built the foundation of an American cultural movement that, over time, has impacted the world at large.
HIP HOP 50 A VISUAL REVOLUTION is displayed over three levels of Fulton Center and includes pieces in the Dey Street passageway. It will remain at Fulton Center through December.
“Building on the success of last year’s public art exhibition in Fulton Center, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Art on the Ave to provide space and opportunity for the artists while enhancing the commuter experience,” said Diana Grasso, Vice President, URW. “Our partnership with Art on the Ave is another creative way we are utilizing vacant spaces while supporting artists in the local community. We hope that everyone who commutes through Downtown will take a moment to experience the exciting programming and creative installations.”
The exhibit is presented in partnership with Art on the Ave NYC, a community-based public arts initiative dedicated to the elevation of local underrepresented artists and founded by Barbara Anderson.
“We are excited to continue to have the opportunity to provide studio and exhibition space for artists to present their visions of New York City in general. Celebrating Hip Hop, a cultural movement that started in this city, and spotlighting its icons in a space that is easily accessible and free to the public, is a true privilege,” Anderson said.