Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: Jean Michel Basquiat Screening, Panel, and Party

Organised by Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Join Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for a series of programmes that celebrate the life and career of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose painting Cabra, 1981-82, was acquired by Guggenheim Abu Dhabi for its permanent collection, and is currently on view at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

 The programme will include a film screening, a panel discussion and Canal Zone themed party. 

Hear from an intimate group of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s close collaborators and friends, Jeffrey Deitch, and Leonard “Futura” Hilton McGurr, who will share their personal experiences with the artist. Moderated by Basquiat scholar Chaédria LaBouvier, this conversation will also examine his artistic legacy and how Basquiat’s works continues to influence artists, popular culture, and an array of contemporary issues today.

The panel includes a 20-minute version of the film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, which was shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

 To see the full Bios, click here.

Image credits: 

 
Jean-Michel Basquiat Cabra, 1981–82
Acrylic and oilstick on canvas 153 x 153 cm
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Licensed by Artestar, New York.

date and time

Wed, Apr 17, 2019 - Thu, Apr 18, 2019

contact info

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
Tel: 024440444

Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Apr 18, 2019 08:00 PM 11:59 PM Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi

Canal Zone Party:

8:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Apr 17, 2019 06:00 PM 08:00 PM Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: In Conversation with Basquiat’s Friends

Date: 17 April 2019
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Auditorium, Louvre Abu Dhabi

This conversation will examine Basquiat's artistic legacy and how his works continues to influence artists, popular culture, and an array of contemporary issues today. The panel includes a 20-minute version of the film Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, which was shown at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: Canal Zone Party Remix

Date: 18 April 2018
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Gallery M, Manarat Al Saadiyat

The Canal Zone Party, which took place in New York on 29 April 1979 was the pivotal moment when Jean-Michel Basquiat made his debut to the art world. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi celebrates the 40th anniversary of this historic event with an evening of music, dance, and art inspired by Basquiat.

The Canal Zone Party Remix is also nod to the Manhattan downtown club scene where the underground culture and avant-garde artists and musicians co-mingled in places like the Mudd Club, a venue Basquiat frequented and performed experimental music with his band Gray. 

For one night, join Guggenheim Abu Dhabi in an alternative space where local DJs will spin early rap, punk, and No wave mixed with contemporary underground music. Mix and mingle with graffiti artists and taggers, art installations, video projections, and experience unexpected, immersive settings that channel the original Canal Zone Party spirit with a unique Abu Dhabi vibe.  

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