Last night artist Tom Sachs (courtesy of Gagosian) and Oliver "Power" Grant (founder of the WuTang Clan) discussed WuTang Hybrid Arts (WU HA), moderated by curator Jasmine Wahi at NeueHouse in celebration of 20 years of WuTang.
The event featured WuTangs cofounder Oliver "Power" Grant in a discussion with artist Tom Sachs. Both men shared their perspective on art, how consumerism has shaped art in all its forms, and of course the international reach of the WuTang brand.
The WU HA panel discussion featured live painting by by Ben Angotti, Danielle Mastrion, Lexi Bella and Andre Trenier courtesy of Faces Inc.
WuTang Hybrid Arts (WU HA) is a yearlong initiative celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the WuTang Clan. WU HA launched with its inaugural exhibition, “WU HA | 20 20” at downtown New York transmedia gallery Wallplay on November 9th, 2013, the 20th anniversary of the release date of WuTang’s first single “Protect Ya Neck”. WU HA & Wallplay have teamed up to provide a platform on www.wuha.com for the work of artists inspired by the music and mythology of WuTang Clan and the iconic “W” logo, a symbol of the rising phoenix that has transcended race and genre. This yearlong WuTang Hybrid Arts initiative will culminate with a September 2014 exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum curated by WU HA’s founders Oliver “Power” Grant and Laura O’Reilly of Wallplay with independent curator Jasmine Wahi.
Andre Trenier (Artist), "Power", & Ben Angotti (Artist)
"Q" (Carter Magazine)
Jasmine (Curator), "Power", Cynamin Jones (Publicist), Lina Viktor (Artist), & Laura.
Special thank you to Cynamin Jones & Power for the love & accommodations at the event!
Images by: Ben Rosser