Snoop Dogg x Chi Modu x Adidas Originals
HVW8 Gallery Los Angeles and Adidas Originals come together for the first time to celebrate and present the renowned work of photographer Chi Modu and his notorious project UNCATEGORIZED.
It all started in 2013 when larger than life pictures such as a rarely seen photo of Tupac, a never released shot of Snoop Dog, an iconic image of Notorious B.I.G standing in front of the World Trade Towers etc. slowly started to take over the tall buildings of New York. What people didn’t know yet is that it was collectively apart of something so much bigger which became the start of Chi Modu’s movement called UNCATEGORIZED.
UNCATEGORIZED started off as a search to find a way to connect more people to his artwork, the easiest way possible. “The art world tends to be very exclusive and full of obstacles for both the artists and the public. My goal is to make art more inclusive by pulling an end run on the galleries, breaking down the barriers, and bringing the art directly to the people. Like graffiti, but legal.”
Honouring some of the greats and reflecting on their impact on a forever growing hip-hop community, showing us how they have paved their ways for so many artists while still being highly respected today with their timeless music.
The exhibit runs from August 25th until September 23nd.
Opening Hours: Thursday to Sunday from 1-6pm
Written By: Lily Burdis