Kendrick Lamar’s ‘ELEMENT’ Video Is Now an Art Exhibition
Kendrick Lamar's "Element" video has now been turned into a full-scale art exhibition—ELEMENT: Gordon Parks and Kendrick Lamar—which will be exhibited at the Gordon Parks Foundation.
The video is a nod to iconic photographer, Gordon Parks, directly recreating several of his most popular images including the 1963 photo “Boy With Junebug”, “Untitled," the 1956 photo from Parks’ “Segregation Stories” series, “Ethel Sharrieff,” a 1963 photo from his “The White Man’s Day Is Almost Over” photo essay about Black Muslims, as well as photos form Parks’ 1948 “Harlem Gang Leader” series.
“Gordon Parks’ work is continuing to have a great impact on young people – and particularly on artists like Kendrick who, use the power of imagery to examine issues related to social justice and race in our country," , Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Executive Director of The Gordon Parks Foundation said in a statement. "With ELEMENT the music video, Kendrick has helped to call attention to one of the most important artists of our time.”
ELEMENT: Gordon Parks and Kendrick Lamar will be exhibited at the Gordon Parks Foundation now through Feb. 9, 2018.