Browsing Category: hip hop

  • Lyrical Breakdown: Jay Z, Picasso Baby

    American readers will be lucky enough to see an art film by Jay Z next Friday on HBO. I say lucky, because – good or bad – this should be one compelling television event. If you weren’t already aware, the rap megastar spent six hours filming in Pace Gallery New York for a track on …

    July 27, 2013
  • Interview: David Blandy – Work of Fiction

    Picking up his gong in the Breakthrough category at The Times/South Bank Show 2010 Awards, artist David Blandy might have thanked the man who dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. During WWII, his grandfather was a prisoner of war and Japan’s surrender is said to have saved his life. “How do I reconcile my life and …

    February 16, 2010
  • Fortress of Solitude by David Blandy at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection

    Published on Culture24 David Blandy – Fortress of Solitude, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, until Summer 2010 Strap on the artificial guitar and fire up the games console and you are ready to enter David Blandy’s world. It is indeed, as he demonstrates, a stage. We find our truth in the roles we play. Guitar …

    November 26, 2009
  • Trouble Tune Tonic at the South Bank Centre

    Published on Art and Music Kier Vine/Charlie Dark/Gold Future Joy Machine/Dels/Speech Debelle/Sebastian Rochford and Leafcutter John He doesn’t quite hammer nails through his piano, but shortly after beginning to play Kier Vine does get to his feet and walk away. His instrument carries on playing, thanks to the magic of electronica and the recital takes …

    August 7, 2009