Hip-hop 360 - Exhibition catalogue
A counter-culture in the 1980s, hip-hop is now a mass culture, whose influence is as much aesthetic as commercial. Between dance, beatbox, rap, fashion, attitude and graffiti, its expressions are plural.
How to tell the story of the emergence of such a rich and varied artistic movement? "Hip-hop 360" is not a traditional catalogue: this book gives a strong voice to the actors of hip-hop, in order to transcribe the energy and ingenuity of a movement that is constantly listening to new forms of creation and distribution. Journalists, beatmakers, rappers, dancers, producers, photographers and musicians retrace the emergence of French hip-hop and its identity, shaped from the American model by adapting music, flow and stories to the social and cultural history of France.
To give an account of this culture of contrasts, an audacious layout mixes numerous texts (first-person accounts, lyrics by emblematic rappers, punchlines, historical and cultural recontextualisations...) and fascinating iconography. Posters, record sleeves, vintage clothing, period photographs and iconic objects invite us to dive into four decades of music commented on by those who have made hip-hop a total art form.
Exhibition « Hip-hop 360 » at the Philharmonie de Paris from 17 December 2021 to 24 July 2022
192 pages / 100 illustrations
Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais / Philharmonie de Paris