10th Aug2017

Venus X Interviews A$AP Ferg for MoMA

by @Djordje

ASAP Ferg always knew art was his destiny, he just never anticipated that the shapes and colors of his imagination would be heard through verses and not seen on a canvas. Until now. In anticipation of his first-ever Warm Up appearance at MoMA PS1 on Saturday, August 12, series curator Venus X chats with the self-described [Harlem] Renaissance man about the hot roofs and basements of his childhood, that special creative vibration that only exists in New York, and going back to basics: finding inspiration in silence and putting his lines back into paint.

Ferg and Venus were photographed by Neil Aline — a New York–based DJ and photographer who played as part of the very first Warm Up lineup in 1998 — in the MoMA PS1 courtyard under Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio, this year’s Young Architects Program winner.

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