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Summer 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop—the music, art, and style that transformed culture and politics worldwide. Chuck D, hip hop pioneer and co-founder of Public Enemy, Lisane Basquiat, sibling of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Gil Vazquez, President of The Keith Haring Foundation, and Lorrie Boula, producer and curator, will discuss hip hop’s global impact, including its influence on visual art and culture of 1980s New York and beyond. The conversation will take place in Zipper Hall, located between two timely exhibitions: Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure at The Grand LA and Keith Haring: Art Is for Everybody, and an installation of 12 of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works, both at The Broad. Haring and Basquiat were heavily influenced by hip hop, shifting the genre’s politics and street art aesthetics into the fine art and commercial art scene.
Springboarding from themes covered in the second episode of their hit four-part PBS series Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World,” Chuck D and Boula, along with Basquiat and Vasquez, will explore the 1980s and hip hop as social commentary during the fraught Reagan years through the work of musical artists such as Public Enemy, KRS-One, Ice-T, and NWA as well as visual artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat among many others. Ex
Co-presented by The Broad, Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World, and Universal Music Enterprise (UMe).