83 ‘til infinity
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) and SHIFTER are thrilled to announce the opening of 83 ’til infinity: 40 years of hip-hop in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, an exhibition exploring the stories, legacy, and experiences of hip-hop in the Ottawa–Gatineau region.
Through a collection of art, borrowed materials, including photographs, posters, clothing, vinyl records, turntables and more, the public will embark on a journey that reveals how hip-hop’s values are deeply rooted in culture and community. Starting with the Canadian Floor Masters (CFM), a pioneering collective formed in 1983, who’s contributions have served as the foundation for the curators, the show highlights events, artists, and organizations that continue to shape culture and community. The items in the exhibition, shared by community members across the region, encourage appreciation for hip-hop’s rich history and its ongoing dynamic role.
Recognizing the contributions of past, present, and future artists, 83 ’til infinity will celebrate the craft and values embedded in hip-hop’s five pillars – breaking, emceeing, DJ-ing, graffiti, and knowledge – and pay homage to the vibrant creativity, innovation, and traditions that shape this influential movement.
Date of event
It will be on view from July 8, 2023 to February 18, 2024 and will open with a summer party on July 8th.
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa, ON
Phone number: 613-233-8699