This Olio explores the parallels between Netflix's series "Hip Hop Evolution" and the canonical narrative of Renaissance Art History. What can we learn through this comparison? Were Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur the Leonardo and Bellini of their day? In what way has the narrative of history, the way it is told, and by whom impact our understanding of culture? These and other questions will be explored in this interdisciplinary deep-dive of art and rap.
*This Olio will take place in an Harlem apartment. Address given upon rsvp*
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.