Kamo Lari hosts the Wu-Lab and works by urban artists

The Wu-Lab exhibition is dedicated to Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary group of American rap (Photo: Évelyne Chaville)

After the official opening which took place on the evening of Monday, September 20, the public can see the Wu-Lab exhibition from November 21 to 26 at the Pavillon de la Ville located on the Place de la Victoire in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). Paintings and illustrations are also present for art lovers.

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Before reaching this exhibition dedicated to Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary group of American rap created in 1993, visitors will see on the ground floor of the building a mini exhibition of works by three Caribbean artists : Ronald Cyrille alias Black Bird, a Guadeloupean painter and graffiti artist who is very often invited to take part in pictorial events in Guadeloupe and abroad ; Tryspa, a Guadeloupean photographist, illustrator and graffiti artist whose artistic talent is undeniable ; Keithy Antoine alias Ladyspecialk, a graphic designer and illustrator who is from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, but living in Canada and who is one of the guests of Kamo Lari 2017. The artist presents a series of illustrations realized for a television music program, “Entrevue Lounge Urbain”, that she hosts in Montreal.

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A Wu-Lab exhibition on the cheap

On the first floor of the Pavillon, visitors will discover the much awaited exhibition dedicated to the American rappers of the Wu-Tang Clan. It consists of many photos of members of the group, some T-shirts and jackets, caps, books, objects like cans and paintings or two metal masks which are sunglasses created exclusively in 36 copies for the Paris Wu-Lab exhibition by the brand of glasses Parasite in tribute to 36 Chambers, the group’s famous recording studio in New York.

Unfortunately, the fans who saw the very extensive exhibition in La Place, Paris, last May or those who know that, at the time, a very large number of products was stamped Wu-Tang Clan are rather disappointed by this meager presentation that is proposed at the Pavillon de la Ville. An incomprehensible thing : the sneakers, essential elements of the urban look and for rappers of the group as well as the skateboard that had moreover many Guadeloupean young people in the 1980s and 1990s are not part of the Wu-Lab exhibition in Guadeloupe…

However, Wu-Lab has the merit of making the existence of this mythical group of rap, Wu-Tang Clan, known to young people and reminding that, before them, there were pioneers of urban culture in the world and especially in the United States but also in Guadeloupe.