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Video Jam x Basquiat with Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine & more at the Barbican

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Time 20:00
Date 28/01/18
Price £17.5
  • Produced by Barbican
  • Price £17.50 - £22.50 + £3 booking fee
  • Get ready an evening inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  • Bring along your ranging musical tastes.
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  • See you at Barbican

An evening of short films with original live soundtracks inspired by the life and works of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

The audio-visual producers Video Jam curate events which combine film and live music in response to a site or theme, and on this occasion have responded to the massive cultural impact of Basquiat – who is the subject of Boom for Real in our Art Gallery this autumn. All presenting new work, NYC-based filmmakers and musicians from the UK have been carefully selected, taking into consideration Basquiat’s relationship to TV, film and music, and placing him within the wider context of the time.

The film work covers a diverse range of genres - hand drawn animation, essay film, narrative, video art and more, while the musicians chosen – including the Mercury Prize winning Young Fathers and the Afro-tinged Ibibio Sound Machine – reflect Basquiat’s wide ranging musical tastes, from Bebop and Jazz to Hip Hop and experimental Noise.

COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Video Jam x Basquiat with Young Fathers, Ibibio Sound Machine & more at the Barbican at 20:00 on Sunday 28 January. To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Basquiat’s paint ended up on much more than just his canvas. He liked to work on whatever was in front of him. Think refrigerators, lab coats, shipping crates and typewriters. Basquiat also like to work in a particular branded suit – when finished, he would go out, still dressed in the paint-splattered clothing. The question is... What was his favourite brand of suit?
A: .1) Armani .2) H&M .3) Gap .4) Penguin