Beat Nation Storms the VAG
by Marika Swan

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Friday February 25th featuring performances by Jackson 2Bears, A Tribe Called RedSkeena ReeceNicholas Galanin, and RPM’s Ostwelve. 

Every so often the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) hosts FUSE Fridays with live music and performance. This Friday will not only host an epic roster of performers but will open the Beat Nation art exhibit featuring work by Sunny Assu, Shawn HuntJordan BennettDana ClaxtonNicholas GalaninKent Monkman and others. There will also be an RPM installation of Indigenous hip-hop music videos, intercut with commentary by Ostwelve.

Beat Nation
Friday, February 24, 2012
8:30pm to 1am
Performances by Jackson 2Bears, Skeena Reece, Nicholas Galanin, A Tribe Called Red, and Ostwelve.

Find out more about this event here.

The exhibit runs from February 25 – June 3, 2012.

Here are some shots from Beat Nation’s last show at the PUSH festival.