Art Basel 2017 | Now Or Neverland: Ode To Hip-Hop
Submission Deadline: September 3rd, 2017
Exhibition Date: December 6-10
A mixture of old and new, Now Or Neverland: Ode To Hip Hop serves as a visual representation of a genre that influenced a generation. Celebrating 45 years since inception, Hip Hop should be reflected in exhibiting works at varying stages of growth. Artists are encouraged to deconstruct the genre by exploration of the five elements: MCing, DJing, BBoy (Breaking), Graffiti, and Knowledge. Staying true to MUCE ‘s Now or Neverland Art
Fair, artwork should reflect the parallels of the artist’s fantastical perspectives of reality and the influence of Hip Hop culture in their lives. Themes considered for exhibition also include the musical and political foundations of hip hop such as: Jazz, R&B, Soul, sampling, socioeconomics disparities, urban living, etc.
Artists are overall encouraged to submit work that depicts Hip Hop’s influence in fashion, music, dance, culture, politics, fads & trends over the past 4 and half decades. The exhibit is open to honor and to critique of the genre.
More about the festival:
The third annual Now Or Neverland: Ode to Hip-Hop Art Festival during Art Basel weekend is hosted by MUCE. This outdoor art fair is hosted in a 50 x 50 gallery tent highlighting local, national, and international visual artists. The fair includes an opening & closing reception, live performances, fashion, artist talks, youth engagement, and merchandising space for exhibiting artist and interested vendors. Culinary cuisine will be served up by the famous Chef Creole and patrons and artists will have the opportunity to explore the dynamic elements of hip hop at the fantastical Now or Neverland: Ode to hip hop.