I Know You Got Soul is a group exhibition featuring new works by a selection of American-based contemporary artists that include: Phoebe Collings-James, Liam Everett, Amy Feldman, JPW3, Kika Karadi, Hugo McCloud, Joshua Nathanson, Leif Ritchey, Alex Ruthner, Diego Singh, Travess Smalley and Jeff Zilm.
I Know You Got Soul draws inspiration from a 1987 song of the same name by Eric B. and Rakim. Listed by Rolling Stone to be one of the 50 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of All Time, many critics consider the song to be as relevant now as it was in the 80 ìs. Through this exhibition, curator Amir Shariat locates parallels within music – specifically Rap and Hip Hop – and contemporary art. Whether it is by way of medium, support or subject, the exhibited works within this exhibition are aesthetically current, yet possess a certain quality that transcends time. Despite collectively being as visually diverse as the artists behind them, the unifying element of each work lies in the passion, effort, and soul derived from their creation.
By combining a range of artists who seek to surpass the legitimate boundaries imposed by either the support or the media, I Know You Got Soul aims to present an American perspective on contemporary art to a South East Asian audience.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Venue: ARNDT Singapore, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road #03-21, Singapore 108937
When: 19 Apr - 21 Jun 2015,
By: ARNDT Fine Art