A Pageant of Hip Hop Masters
Sweeney Art Gallery
July 30 - August 8, 2009
Public performances will be from the Thursday through Saturday weekends of July 30, 31 and August 1, 6, 7, 8.
Tickets are available now! To make reservations please RSVP.
The gallery is closed to the public from June 13 to July 22 for rehearsals.
In conjunction with UCR's Center of Hip Hop Theater, UCR Sweeney Art Gallery presents Uncovered: A Pageant of Hip Hop Masters, a dynamic collision of the traditional and the contemporary. Drawing from the spirit of the appreciation of art history embodied in the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Uncovered will recreate, through the use of the tableau vivant, life-sized versions of classic album covers from several hip hop artists including: Run DMC, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and Salt and Pepa. Live actors, dancers, and a DJ will turn the gallery into a stage where the unbridled creativity of one the most distinctive American cultural movements in this generation takes flesh, stands up, and is recognized. The recreations will be accompanied by a DJ's mix of songs from each album as well as dances that were popular during the album's release. Organized by UCR Sweeney Art Gallery, Hindsight Productions and curated by associate professor Rickerby Hinds with assistance of Sweeney Art Gallery assistant director Shane Shukis.