The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Monday, May 29, 2017


P.P.O.W exhibits new work by artist and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn
Dancin Industry (video still), 2014. Digital video TRT 2 minutes. Ed. of 7 with 2 APs.


NEW YORK, NY.- P.P.O.W is presenting an exhibition of new work by artist and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn. Since the 1970s, Ahearn has documented street culture and the rise of hip hop in New York City, capturing the excitement and raw energy that infused the movement through photography, films and slide shows. His super 8 kung fu movie, The Deadly Art of Survival (1978) was shown throughout the Lower East Side, at Fashion Moda, and in The Times Square Show (1980). At The Times Square Show, Ahearn met Fab 5 Freddy, leading him to direct his iconic film Wild Style (1983), which is recognized as the first and most beloved movie in hip hop history. The exhibition reflects the culmination of 25 years of Ahearn’s work mounting shows, publishing books, and making films, offering unparalleled insight into the people who defined the movement and its current influence on contemporary society.

Ahearn is exhibiting a new series of silkscreen paintings and videos that reflect his ongoing interest in hip hop culture. These paintings, which are being exhibited for the first time, are made from slides shown at the Ecstasy Garage. The brightly colored, exuberant works are a window into the nascent years of the hip hop community, capturing the expression and energy of a particular moment in time.

The centerpiece of the exhibition is “Scratch Ecstasy,” a 20-minute slide show circa 1980 accompanied by an original mix by Grand Wizzard Theodore, who is credited with inventing the Scratch technique. One of the first documentations of hip hop culture, it is made up of images screened by Ahearn at the Ecstasy Garage Disco in New York. The slides, many of which Ahearn and Fab 5 Freddy have scratched, celebrate the pioneers of the movement who later appeared in Ahearn’s film Wild Style.

Among the new video works on view are Bongo Barbershop (2005), Dirt Style (2014), Dancing Industry (2016) and Five Grand Masters (2014), hardcore, punchy films that represent the spectrum of hip hop today. Opening with the ubiquitous subway call “It’s show time!” Dancing Industry captures the way hip hop still pervades New York City, with wild subway dancers The Waffle Crew on a crowded J train. With Five Grand Masters Ahearn documents the Ultimate B-Boy Championship at a martial arts school. The raw, fast-paced film mirrors the cinematic language of kung fu, a genre that Ahearn has been deeply influenced by, as five B-Boy grand masters battle for a $5,000 cash prize. The work features a synchronous, live scratch mix by Grand Wizzard Theodore, underscoring Ahearn’s longstanding interest in capturing the narrative of live performance.

Charlie Ahearn lives and works in New York City. In additional to his seminal films documenting B-Boy and hip hop culture, Ahearn made documentary shorts with artists such as Martin Wong, Kiki Smith, Jane Dickson, and his twin brother John Ahearn, and features such as Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer. Ahearn produced a radio series with hip hop artists such as Rammellzee and Biz Markie on WPS1.com, later artonair.com, and published a number of books including Yes Yes Y’all, coauthored by Jim Fricke. His work has recently been screened and exhibited at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn.; The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; MoMA PS1, New York, N.Y.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. In 2015 P.P.O.W presented Ahearn’s Paris metro Graffiti film Dirt Style at The Moving Image Art Fair, New York.






Today's News

May 19, 2017

Basquiat sells for $110.5 Million, acquired by entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa

Rijksmuseum acquires photo book by first female photographer

Gianguan Auctions sale highlights early Buddhist art, jade carvings, historic paintings and Zisha teapots

Pace/MacGill Gallery celebrates the centennial of American photographer Irving Penn's birth

Sotheby's unveils highlights from the Evening Sales of Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art

White glove auction 'Picasso Man & Beast' caps Sotheby's NY Sales of Impressionist & Modern Art

Exhibition of new paintings by Markus Lpertz opens at Michael Werner Gallery, New York

Yale Center for British Art innovative online art journal wins AAM award

Freeman's impresses with Modern & Contemporary Art Sale

Pelli Clarke Pelli selected to design expanded Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary

Dana Lixenberg wins the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2017

Kathryn Haigh promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Freeman's sets new standard with the Stanley Bard Collection: A Life at the Chelsea

First European solo exhibition of young photographic talent Nicoline Aagesen opens in London

The Pasadena Museum of California Art welcomes Susana Bautista, Ph.D., as new Executive Director

Tim Van Laere Gallery opens exhibition of works by Anton Henning

AMA / Art Museum of the Americas exhibits works by Canadian artists

Ottocento Art Gallery dedicates an important exhibition to Pietro Sassi and Pinot Gallizio's work

Rare map emerges showing Britain's great naval defeat as the Dutch invaded the Medway 350 years ago

P.P.O.W exhibits new work by artist and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn

Monumental expressive ceramics by Darcy Badiali on view at Lacoste Gallery

Lawrence of Arabia memoir reaches $62.5K at Swann Galleries' Literature Auction

David Nolan Gallery opens exhibition of works by Richard Artschwager and Martin Kippenberger

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Art community remains divided over Caravaggio found in French attic

2.- Stedelijk Museum presents a snapshot of Rineke Dijkstra's photographic and video work

3.- Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens mourns death of Dina Merrill

4.- Exhibition of new paintings by Gerhard Richter opens at Albertinum in Dresden

5.- 18th-century French paintings from across America on view at National Gallery of Art

6.- Major retrospective of Robert Rauschenberg opens at the Museum of Modern Art

7.- Canaletto exhibition reunites two of the Venetian master's greatest series of paintings

8.- King Tutankhamun's bed, chariot paraded through Cairo to new home

9.- Junk sale diamond ring bought for £10 worth a fortune

10.- Exhibition sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: What will we eat in the future?



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful