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Kool A.D. + Cult Days: Total Relevance

KOOL A.D. in collaboration with CULT DAYS
February 23 – March 12, 2017

Opening Reception: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 6-8pm
Performance at 8pm with $10 suggested donation to benefit the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (RSVP here:
Artist Talk: Kool A.D. + Cult Days with Candice Fortin: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 6pm

IDIO Gallery is proud to present TOTAL RELEVANCE, a multimedia installation of new work by Kool A.D. in collaboration with Cult Days, curated by Lauren Wolchik. Kool A.D. (Victor Vazquez) and Cult Days (Saba Moeel) create parallel universes dripping with color where the familiar is twisted for new meaning, playfully at times, brutally at others. Mother Jones described Vazquez' work as "a thoughtful effort to deconstruct and rearrange cultural objects in ways that challenge our deepest assumptions." Brought from Baja California, Mexico, and finished in Brooklyn, this collection of interrelated drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, films, and sounds attempts to describe “the universal” — the point at which all relevance is shared or, in other words: TOTAL RELEVANCE.

Kool A.D. will read from his novel OK: A Novel (Sorry House) at 7pm on Wednesday, February 22nd, at The Center for Fiction (17 E. 47th St.), free with RSVP:

Kool A.D. is a multidisciplinary Afro-Cuban artist born in San Francisco who works primarily with light, sound, and people. A former member of the New York-based rap group Das Racist, Kool A.D. has since released over 20 albums under his own moniker. Cult Days is a spiritual leader and futurist working in fashion, graphic design, and music. They live with their daughter Sevi in Baja California, Mexico.

IDIO Gallery is the radical host to experimental art and music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The space fosters iconoclastic arts, curating experimental work across media, from 2D to sculpture, installation, performance, sound art, experimental video, and music.

Kool A.D. • @veeveeveeveevee •
Cult Days • @cultdays •

Earlier Event: February 22
Sound Art: Bad Jazz Ensemble
Later Event: July 30
Closing Party: Radical Hospitality