eMERGING was a curatorial experiment that placed visual art and music side by side, and explored an array of artistic expressions that define this unique emerging merging of cultures and art forms. The exhibition featured the works of visual artists and directors Kajahl Benes, Kudzanai Chiurai, Delphine Diallo, Modou Dieng, Hassan Hajjaj, dream hampton, Pieter Hugo, Hycide, Kahlil Joseph, Terence Nance, Cinque Northern, Storyboard P, Ebony G. Patterson, and Hank Willis Thomas & Kambui Olujimi, and music by Blitz the Ambassador, Flying Lotus, Seu Jorge, Just A Band, Shabazz Palaces, Spoek Mathambo, THEESatisfaction, and others.
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