The Tupac Shakur Estate has announced a new exhibition exploring the late rapper’s music, activism, life and legacy. “Wake Me When I’m Free,” named after one of his poems from The Rose That Grew From Concrete, will open in Los Angeles on January 21st before travelling across the country and internationally.
TUPAC SHAKUR. WAKE ME WHEN I’M FREE IS A FULLY IMMERSIVE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING EXPERIENCE THAT EXPLORES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF THE ACCLAIMED ARTIST AND ACTIVIST.
Created in collaboration with the Shakur Estate, this exhibit leverages technology, contemporary art, and never before seen artifacts from Tupac’s personal archives.
Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free will delve into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art, as the exhibit educates and enlightens attendees through a labyrinth of emotions, as they take this journey through his extraordinary life.
The press release describes Wake Me When I’m Free as “part museum, part art installation, part sensory experience,” and notes that the life of Tupac’s mother Afeni Shakur, who was a member of the Black Panthers, has a significant presence in its narrative. Its creative director Jeremy Hodges has previously worked with the likes of Drake and Jay-Z. Hodges developed Wake Me When I’m Free alongside Nwaka Onwusa, the chief curator and Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
For more information visit the official website.