August 25, 2016

When New York-based multi-disciplinary artist Derrick Adams was approached to curate a show for SVA’s Chelsea Gallery, he had been thinking about the poorly defined relationship that museums and large galleries had with music. “Usually when museums and bigger galleries do something like that they think the art isn’t enough to get people to come out  and get interested in art,” he says at the preview for his SVA curation The Beat Goes On. “So I was thinking about how I use music to activate ideas for visual art. More and more, young visual artists are also making music. This isn’t a groundbreaking exhibition, a lot of DIY galleries in Bushwick feature artists performing and making music. I wanted to take that concept to the space of a larger gallery.”

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