e martë, 29 janar 2008
New Show coming up @ MOCAD
Friday, February 8
7 PM: OPENING RECEPTION
HOLY HIP-HOP! NEW PAINTINGS BY ALEX MELAMID & ReFUSING FASHION: REI KAWAKUBO
9 PM: MUSIC BY MIKE-E ELLISON & JAMES "SUBURBAN KNIGHT" PENNINGTON OF UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE
$5 general admission
Free for members
Icons from the world of hip-hop music will be the subject of an extraordinary exhibition of portraits by Russian-born American painter Alexander Melamid in Holy Hip-Hop! New Paintings by Alex Melamid.
Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo's innovative fashion, unique methods of fabrication and collaborations with artists working in many different fields including the great modern choreographer Merce Cunningham, will be explored in ReFusing Fashion: Rei Kawakubo, a unique installation of her work at MOCAD.
Join us in celebrating the opening of these two exhibitions at MOCAD. Opening the evening will be, Ethiopian born, Detroit-based emcee and outspoken "Afroflow" creator, Mike-E Ellison. Mike-E has rocked the stage for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam and blown audiences away with his unique blend of live Hip Hop and socially conscious poetry slam. Closing out the evening will be a live set by James Pennington, (a.k.a. the Suburban Knight). He cowrote the quintessential techno hit "Big Fun' with Kevin Saunderson, then as the Suburban Knight pioneered the moodier side of the Motor City with classics like "The Art of Stalking" and "The Groove" on Derrick May's Transmat label, before joining forces with Mike Banks and Underground Resistance as Dj, producer and mentor.