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andré 3000 shows off his jumpsuits at art basel miami

'i feel ya' art exhibition opening during Art Basel Miami Beach.

by Stuart Brumfitt
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24 November 2014, 5:55pm

Photography Elenade Soto

A new exhibition of fashion, film, and painting will explore the world of musician, performer, fashion innovator and actor André 3000 (OutKast's André Benjamin). The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the SCAD Museum of Art will be presenting i feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin from 3rd - 14th December at Mana Miami, to tie in with Art Basel Miami Beach.

The exhibition will show off Benjamin's 47 slogan jumpsuits (a sampling of Benjamin's observations, which were a response to today's content-heavy digital landscape), which were created for OutKast's 2014 worldwide tour celebrating 20 years of the hip hop duo's music history. i feel ya is an invitation to consider the rhetorical expression's of Benjamin's outfits. A specially commissioned film, Trumpets, from SCAD alumnus Greg Brunkalla uses the thoughts and expressions on the jumpsuits as a creative point of departure to build a broader conversation about language and context.

"This exhibition is a collaboration in the truest sense — André's singular style is illuminated by the brilliant work of SCAD alumni artists," says SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace. After its premiere in Miami, i feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin travels to the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia where it will be on view in summer 2015.

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Photography Elenade Soto