Immersive exhibition in NYC celebrates 50 years of hip-hop

A new immersive digital exhibition in New York is celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, tracing the genre’s early origins to its current influential presence in the industry. Dubbed “Hip Hop Til Infinity,” the installation is gracing the historic Hall des Lumières, a prominent art venue in Manhattan, which previously dedicated an exhibition to Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. The exhibition offers an immersive experience born from a partnership with Mass Appeal’s Hip Hop 50 movement, and encompasses two floors, boasting floor-to-ceiling projections showcasing previously unreleased photographs and videos of legendary hip-hop luminaries such as Grandmaster Flash, Nas, Lauryn Hill, and Jay Z. Visitors can find a 10-minute documentary that traces the genre’s origins, casting a spotlight on DJ Kool Herc’s famous back-to-school party in the Bronx that birthed the movement 50 years ago. 

The exhibition also features an array of authentic hip-hop memorabilia, spanning from magazines and stickers to mixtapes and clothing. 

“Hip Hop Til Infinity” runs at Hall des Lumières until September 16, 2023.


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