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In Exhibitions

By tfdcadmin

Announcing The Fridge Summer Line-up

On 03, May 2013 | In Exhibitions | By tfdcadmin

We’re presenting work from DC greats HKS 181 and Aniekan Udofia and Buenos Aires-based collective Graffiti Mundo in June and July of this year. August brings The Elements of Hip Hop featuring multiple exhibitions, workshops, a b-boy competition and more.

The line-up:

HKS 181 and Aniekan Udofia
June 7 – June 30
Opening Reception June 7, 7 – 11pm

DC street artists and muralists HKS 181 and Aniekan Udofia explore the art of storytelling through hip hop lyrics. Following the belief that the importance of narrative in hip hop music is declining, the artists are creating works that translate the poetry of select songs into a visual landscape. They listen between the lines to reinterpret the wordplay into surprising, new creations.

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Graffiti Mundo
The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires
July 13 – July 28
Opening Reception July 13, 7 – 11pm

Buenos Aires-based collective Graffiti Mundo brings a group of street artists from Latin America to DC. The city walls in Buenos Aires do more than just host edgy works of graffiti art. They have been used to challenge dictators. They have broadcast the stories the media wouldn’t touch. They serve as a channel for expression, art, activism, political propaganda and public opinion. The walls of Buenos Aires talk to those who are prepared to listen.

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The Elements of Hip Hop
August 3 – August 25
Opening Reception June 3, 7 – 11pm

The Fridge presents a month-long look into hip hop styles and culture with multiple exhibitions in the gallery including an international 60 artist skateboard art show in the main space, 10,000 stickers in The Mini-Fridge and a wheat paste exhibit on the façade of the building. The gallery will host a b-boy competition and a series of workshops including urban dance, how to screen print, start to finish 3D printing graffiti lettering and learn to DJ.

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