September 22: We Gon’ Make It In A Second Again & Present Your Art World

Doors open 8 pm

Free entrance

We Gon’ Make It In A Second Again

We Gon’ Make It In A Second is loosely inspired by rap cliché’s, (sub)urban living, hip hop icons, wandering through the art world and outgrowing the subculture of ones youth while still admiring it.

The artists involved share a highly personal connection with hip hop culture and are not afraid to play around with it. What’s real, who’s making it, and when does stupid become ‘stupid fresh’?

We Gon’ Make It In A Second is like a small cypher, where a group of artists are exchanging their personal experiences with hip hop through art.

This exhibition was initiated by Metro54 for a one day festival on September 1st. Now we’re happy to present We Gon Make’ It In A Second again at Barry – where it will be on view from September 22nd until September 29th.

Artun Alaska Arasli
Nicolas Borel
Christian Echenique
Sander Houtkruijer
Ilja Karilampi
Scott Langer
Jonas Sætervik
Stephen Serrato
Alexander Shoukas
Rustan Söderling
Hennessy Youngman

Curated by Radna Rumping

Ilja Karilampi, The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap (still), 2009

Artun Araska Arasli, Nothing Compares 2 U (Purple Hills) (detail), 2012

Sander Houtkruijer, Sjimmie (still), 2010

Present Your Art World

Amsterdam has a great variety of small artists’ initiatives, collectives and art spaces run by artists. W139, founded by artists and once an anti-establishment squat itself, is putting a spotlight on artists’ initiatives and collectives with this project.

During one weeks, W139 will be an open studio, a workspace. We invited 30 artists’ initiatives to work here on 90 posters, to be hung in ‘abri’s’, public advertisement-boards, all over town from 24 until 29 October. The posters will present the initiatives and their worlds and art world to the outside world.

During the work period, 13 until 29 September, W139 will be open for the public as usual. This way W139 will be a meeting place both for the initiatives, their public.

The posters will be presented at 9pm and will be shown until 29 September.