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 Red, Skeena Reece, Nicholas 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 Hunt, Jordan Bennett, Dana Claxton, Nicholas Galanin, Kent Monkman and others. There will also be an RPM installation of Indigenous hip-hop music videos, intercut with commentary by 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.