While we can’t go and see the things we typically would, it’s all coming to us. While the COVID-19 pandemic may have us spending a lot more time at home, the virtual world is letting us experience the things we are missing the most. The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has postponed the physical opening of its “Writing the Future: Jean-Michel Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” exhibit.
However, MFA Boston will launch a virtual version of the showcase in the coming weeks. The presentation was initially set to take place from April 5 until August 2. MFA Boston released a statement regarding the exhibition. It reads: “’Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation’ tells the story of artists who overcame great barriers to bring the world entirely new forms of cultural expression.” The statement goes on to add, “Now more than ever, it is an exhibition that is urgently needed—one that promises to bring our museums and communities of all ages and backgrounds together at a moment in which new modes of access to art, culture, and ideas will pave the way to our shared future.”
The show will feature works by Jean-Michel Basquiat alongside Keith Haring, Futura, RAMMELLZEE, and more. The exhibit aims to provide a look into Basquiat before he was famous. It also dives into the socio-political issues that influenced his iconic works, and his relationship with fellow artists. One of the featured pieces features a slew of hand tags by Basquiat, Haring, Futura, Eric Haze, Kenny Scharf, and many others.
Head over to MFA Boston’s website for more information about the virtual exhibit and take a look at the gallery below for a few select works. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more art and art news coming very soon.
Photos via MFA Boston