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— deluda (@deluda) December 19, 2014
Photography by Alex Weber
Art, at it’s best, is a catalyst for deep contemplation, conversation and introspection.
Such was the case at the recent unveiling of the innovative and interactive installation Plata or Plomo (“Money or Lead”) by emerging artist Eduardo Palma at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Palma’s mural was the 2014 winner of an annual competition powered by the Pratt Institute and Hennessey. This year’s challenge for Pratt’s students was to take Hennessey’s mantra, “Never stop. Never settle”, and create something magnificent.
Thus was Plata O Plomo conjured. The name of the installation comes from a phrase made popular by Colombian Drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar, which literally means you take the money (plata) or you get the lead (plomo). That was his modus operandi for dealing with the Columbian authorities, you either take the bribe or you get the bullets. The Colombian born Palma deconstructs the laden phrase to create a multi-layered mural that explores how language shapes society.
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BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
This is truly a rapper’s delight.
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem.
It will feature memorabilia items such as jackets, turntables and posters donated by artists like Run-DMC, Salt-N-Pepa, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Outkast, Young Jeezy, Common, Eminem, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataam, according to the museum’s organizer.
“This will be the home of hip hop history,” said JT Thompson, who produced BET’s one-time Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards show in the 90s.
“People need to understand the importance of hip hop, the elements, the DJs, the B-boys and B-girls and the graffiti writers,” he added.
The Harlem site on 125th St. will include a 12,000-square-foot museum space, a coffee and juice bar, shops and a TV studio.
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