The Dirty South; Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse uses contemporary Southern hip hop as a portal into the constellation of aesthetic tropes integrating creative expression across musical genres and artistic media to show the legacy and impact of Black expression on American culture. By tracing the roots and aesthetic leanings of hip hop, the exhibition explores the sonic and visual parallels that provide the foundation not only for today’s musical expression, but for contemporary art and music over the past century.
The Dirty South; Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse
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