The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse at MCA Denver
Exploring the roots of hip hop culture.
The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, explores the aesthetic legacies and traditions of Black Culture in the African American South as seen through the lens of contemporary Black musical expression.
This groundbreaking exhibition argues for the importance of the American South and Black culture as critical to our understanding of America’s past, present, and future.
Occupying all three floors of galleries at MCA Denver, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse will make visible the roots of Southern hip hop culture and reveal how the aesthetic traditions of the African American South have shaped visual art and musical expression over the last 100 years. Beginning in the 1920s with spirituals, jazz and blues, the exhibition interweaves parallels in the visual art production of the Southern United States.
This exhibition features an intergenerational group of artists working in a variety of genres from sculpture, painting and drawing to photography and film as well as sound pieces and large-scale installation works.
Date: Recurring through February 5, 2023
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver