“I don’t know how you all see it, but when it comes to the children, Wu-Tang is for the children. We teach the children.”
– ODB, Grammy Awards Show, 1998.
A while back the Wu-Tang Clan celebrated 20 years since the release of their first and possibly best album Enter the Wu-Tang 36 Chambers. If you have never heard this album, then you can probably stop reading, and will unlikely have much interest in the exhibition. If like me, you are and have been a fan of the Wu since back in the day and also have an interest in art, then this is certainly one that will probably interest you.
This exhibition intends to celebrate the influence that the Wu-Tang Clan’s music, lyrics and legacy has had on art, illustration, fashion, film-making and graffiti.
Fifty artists have come together to draw inspiration from the Wu’s monumental back catalogue to create a multi-media exhibition of artworks ranging from ceramics to animation to embroidery to graffiti, showing how truly universal and influential the Wu-Tang Clan are.
The exhibition is curated by Gemma White and features the following artists: Gina Baber, Jack Binnie, Florence Blanchard, Paul du Bois-Reymond, BRK 192, Buk Burdus, Uslan Cevet, Mark Drew Dscreet, Lucas Dupuy, Josh Earle & Zophiel Webb, EGS, Farrell, Harry Fieber,, Daniel Gentile-Hurst, Andrew Gillman, Rene Gonzalez, Freddie Goodchild, Ziggy Grudzinskas, Jane Kenny, Andrew Khosravani, Kid Acne, Kieron Lee, Benjamin Liebenhals, Chris Mackenzie-Gray, Rob Mathieson, Malarky, Karl McCaughey & Ciaran Delaney, Mellie, Niels Shoe Meulman, Nema, Henny Overbeek, Buddy Peace, Mr Penfold, Mr Phomer, Maria Pizzeria, Protect Ya’ Neck BHHC, Pubze, Silkey, Chris Stead, Ventsa, Joseph Ward, Wolfmask, Christian Wood.
WHEN: March 6th – March 14th
WHERE: Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DP.