"Style Wars 2" screening

[Translate to English:] «Style Wars 2» von Veli & Amos

in the presence of Veli & Amos, Walid the Beast and Henry Chalfant, moderated by Judith Welter

28.03.2014, 19:00

 

(Admission: CHF 10, English with German subtitles)


The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst presents in cooperation with the exhibition space UP STATE the tongue-in-cheek hip-hop documentary "Style Wars 2" by the artist duo Veli & Amos (Veli Silver and Amos Angeles). "Style Wars 2" is a homage to the 1983 cult film "Style Wars" by Henry Chalfant. On the search for the originators of mythical graffiti, Veli Silver and Amos Angeles go on a journey from Europe to New York, to the Middle East – and back again. From over 100 hours of film material, and on a very low budget, Veli & Amos have made an allusive, highly entertaining sequel to the legendary cult hip-hop film "Style Wars", together with editors Jan Gassmann and Adrian Aeschbacher.
After the screening, a discussion will take place between Veli & Amos, Henry Chalfant and Walid the Beast , moderated by Judith Welter, who is the collection curator at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

Veli Silver (b. 1983) and Amos Angeles (b. 1986) are a Swiss-Slovenian artist duo. The venues where they have presented their works include the Message Salon and the Helmhaus in Zurich, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, W139 in Amsterdam and HVW8 Gallery in Los Angeles.

Henry Chalfant (b. 1940) is an American photographer and filmmaker, who became famous for his work on graffiti, breakdancing and hip-hop culture. His photos are included, for instance, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

 

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