Celebrate the unveiling of sampling, is a series of murals created by teens from City-As-School, in partnership with Children’s Museum of the Arts. The works draw from imagery from the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop, echoing the musical tradition of sampling through the visual tradition of collage.
Meet the teen artists and enjoy light refreshments during a public reception on Wednesday, July 12 from 5:30–6:30 PM at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in SoHo.
Utilizing imagery from the New York Public Library Picture Collection, sampling is a collaborative series of murals exploring visual and musical sampling — a tradition shared by both Hip-Hop music and the visual artform of collage. Like sampling a track in a song, students of City-As-School took pre-existing media and transformed it into their own collective artwork. The artists incorporated self-portraits alongside cut-out photos of the early pioneers of Hip-Hop like Notorious BIG, RUN DMC, Slick Rick, and TLC.
sampling will be exhibited in the windows of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR headquarters from July through August 2023.
Printing and installation of sampling have been generously funded by lead sponsor Hudson Square Properties.
Programs at Children's Museum of the Arts are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.