Pioneer Works: Afro-Greco Exhibition Reception & Conversation Between Fab Five Freddy and Greg Tate

Pioneer Works is pleased to present a conversation between artist and hip hop avatar Fred Brathwaite, aka Fab 5 Freddy, and Greg Tate, iconic Village Voice columnist, leader of Burnt Sugar and one of the ‘Godfathers of Hip Hop Journalism.’ The conversation will be held in conjunction with Fab 5 Freddy’s exhibition Afro-Greco, on view in the Second Floor gallery space.

Bringing together two key figures in the development of the phenomenally influential landscape of hip hop culture, the evening will trace the parallels, ties and cultural impact that hip hop has had upon contemporary art culture. Grounded in the anecdotal experiences of Fab 5 Freddy and Tate, the discussion will focus on the pivotal roles they each played in fomenting the progression of their respective fields of expertise since their coming-of-age in downtown and uptown Gotham during the 1980s. A reception and walkthrough of the exhibition will follow the conversation.

Afro-Greco by Fab 5 Freddy is on view through Sunday, April 23.

Start Date

April 8, 2017

End Date

April 8, 2017


06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

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