Introducing ‘The Icons of Wu Tang’ a new Brixton photo exhibition


An immersive exhibition takes you deeper into the image of the Wu.

For all the attention the Wu-Tang Clan have been getting over the last few months, their saga with a certain all-too-self-aware worldwide hate figure might have disproven the theory that “all press is good press”. So, it seems rather fitting and timely that we are reminded of the better side of a group that did much for the hip-hop world.

New multi-arts collaborative 87S and Co and art house collective Soul Labels present Icons of Wu, an exhibition by photographer Eddie Otchere. Otchere certainly has a knack for capturing peoples’ good sides, evident from the long list of artists he has shot over the years. Depicting Biggie Smalls, Mos Def, The Fugees, Theo Parrish and Aphex Twin, he is responsible for some of the most iconic images in hip-hop, R&B & electronic music culture from the 90s until now.

In Icons of Wu, Eddie Otchere presents portraits of every member of the Wu during their most prolific years; photographed over five years and never before exhibited in their entirety. However this is more than just your standard photography exhibition. Taking place at Brixton East 1871, the affair will feature a sonic video installation by Daniel Oduntan, a production workshop, a discussion panel and of course music to close the evening.  Also, as promised by Otchere, “the digital files created for the prints will be destroyed on the 9th March – the day Biggie died – never to be reproduced again, making the Icons of Wu edition finite.”

See more of Eddie’s work in a short video here and below for a little of what you can expect on the day. Head over to the Facebook event page for more information.

Event details

Date: Saturday 5th March — 14:00 – 02:00
Venue: Brixton East 1871, London
Admission: Free

Portraits of the Wu-Tang Clan by Eddie Otchere
14:15 – Guided Tour by Eddie Otchere
15:00 – Soul Labels production workshop  with Tony Nwachukwu & Emmavie hosted by Jayson Wynters (in association with Native Instruments & CDR)
17:00 – Soul Labels panel Talk with Alexander Nut, Dobie, Nolay & Eddie Otchere

14:00 – 18:00 – Pure Vinyl Records stall with Ty
Followed by live music from VCF, led by Rafael Powell, Wu Tribute set by DJ Rumz, Wu Bar & Video installation by Daniel Oduntan.

A small number of Limited Edition Prints and 1 of 1 Edition Books will be available on the day. Prints & books are also available to pre-order to collect on the day.

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