SPACE Mare Street
Sat 4 June, 3 – 6pm
FREE, please register here
Extending the themes of architecture, the city, gender, language and the economy in Sagadin’s work, the artist collaborates with MC Angel from the London-based, female-led hip hop collective, Lyrically Challenged. The event is hosted by MC Angel with DJ Jolie Soze and features rap and break dance performances by established artists and young talent from Concord Youth Centre and Flexi-UK. Sagadin’s sculptures will form the stage set for the event.
The Lyrically Challenged Collective run Lyrically Challenged, an event that has been running for 6 years at the legendary Passing Clouds in Dalston: An all female-led spoken word and hip-hop night, featuring artists such as, Kate Tempest, Baby Sol, Fiona Bevan, Itch, Chester p, Akala, Logic to name but a few. Focussed on empowering hip hop, always with all 5 elements; dance, beatbox, turntables, graffiti, and rap.
Through Lyrically Challenged the brand 'women in hip-hop' has been created, launching an Album in 2014 with a sold out showcase at the Jazz Cafe after receiving funding from the PRS women make music fund.
Lyrically Challenged have a documentary soon to be released on Channel 4, produced by MC Angel, and this year, an appearance on the Live lounge with the 1xtra spoken word Season. Lyrically Challenged have curated for SHOWstudio and appeared on BBC3 Fresh.
As part of 'Women in Hip -Hop' Lyrically Challenged booked REVERIE, a dope female rapper from LA as part of her European tour, and they have filmed their latest single, WINNING, produced by Nutty P.
Maruša Sagadin (b. Ljubljana, Slovenia) is based in Vienna and Doris Ionic Iconic is her first exhibition in the UK. Her practice incorporates references to architecture, feminism, pop and subcultures, as well as urban street culture. The resulting sculptural works articulate a seductive version of the built environment that is double-edged, both colourfully celebratory and critical.
Sagadin’s work has been shown widely in Europe and USA, including the selected upcoming and recent exhibitions at the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (2016); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2015); Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin (2014); Neue Galerie, Innsbruck (2014); 21er Haus, Vienna (2012) and MAK Center, Los Angeles (2010).
Maruša Sagadin’s Doris Ionic Iconic is kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum London, Federal Chancellery of Austria and Province of Styria.