…Everything Remains Raw

…Everything Remains Raw

Date(s): Mar 3, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018
Location: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, Ontario L0J 1C0, Canada

…Everything Remains Raw is a photographic exploration of the resilience of hip hop culture and asks why this supposed ‘fad’ has not faded away? Archival photographs, as visual representations of hip hop culture in Canada, guide this exhibition’s exploration on the evolution and longevity of this now global cultural phenomenon.

Guided by a sense of rawness—an unsanitized speaking of truth to power—hip hop culture refuses institutional control and thrives outside of formal settings which are too often used to dictate importance. Hip hop instead is a widely appealing form for youth protest in critiquing the current social realities.

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