Brooklyn Museum to Host U.S. Debut of 'yasiin bey: Negus' Listening Installation

An eight-track, 28-minute recording “without the distractions of technology.”

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Brooklyn Museum will soon launch the U.S. debut of yasiin bey’s latest studio recording, ‘yasiin bey: Negus.’ The listening installation encompasses an eight-track, 28-minute recording “without the distractions of technology (upon entering the gallery, visitors are given a case in which to lock their mobile devices),” described the museum in a statement. Coinciding with the installation are original artworks by Ala Ebtekar, Julie Mehretu, and José Parlá. In addition, original music by celebrated pianist by Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou will also be on view.

The forthcoming presentation signals the 20th anniversary of bey’s most-iconic ‘Black on Both Sides’ album. The term ’Negus’ translates to “king” or “ruler” in Ge’ez, an ancient Semitic language of Ethiopia. The artist associates this term with those “who have led noble lives, including Henrietta Lacks and Nipsey Hussle,” as per a statement.

“yasiin bey: Negus” will be on view at Brooklyn Museum from November 15 until January 26, 2020.

Elsewhere in art, the MoMA recently unveiled photos of its $450 million USD expansion project in its New York City location.

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Brooklyn, NY 11238

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