1640 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

Movement: Hip Hop in L.A.– 1980s to Now is an unprecedented examination of the hip hop experience in L.A. from its underground beginnings to national prominence. This exhibit situates hip hop in a social and political context that is uniquely west coast. Movement: Hip Hop in L.A.– 1980s to Now recognizes hip hop as a diverse culture reflecting the realities of art and life in Los Angeles.

The Department of Cultural Affairs recognizes the importance of understanding established and emerging youth and popular cultures in our rapidly changing city. As illustrated in Movement: Hip Hop in L.A. - 1980s to Now, youth culture is an important source of creativity that is deeply rooted in the cultural and historical fabric of Los Angeles. Hip hop culture reminds us of the constantly changing definitions of identity and community that characterize our global city.
As the Department of Cultural Affairs actively engages projects related to popular culture and urban expression, we will continue to influence new directions for the arts and arts policy in
Los Angeles.

Exhibit Curator: Raymond Codrington, Ph.D.

Dr. Codrington is a cultural anthropologist whose work brings popular culture into non-traditional settings by collaborating with artists, educators, museums, and community based organizations. His expertise uses hip hop and popular culture as a tool to generate new approaches to developing exhibits, research, and public programs. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and museums nationwide. Dr. Codrington is the author of numerous publications and is currently working on his forthcoming book on the globalization of hip hop culture.

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3, 2006
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

For further information, please call Dawn at 213.202.5545, or email [email protected]

Added by Movement on October 12, 2006