Taji's Mahal - Rammellzee Galaxseum

By Taji Ameen

This week, I went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts to check out the Rammellzee Galaxseum. The museum is not too far from the “Battle Station” in TriBeCa, where Rammellzee, an early graffiti writer, sculptor, performance artist, and hip-hop pioneer, set off a war between the letters of the alphabet and the rules of the alphabet. He called it Gothic Futurism. For the battles, he created his own warriors, letter racers, Garbage Gods, and Monster Models. He would often dress up in the gear of different characters representing his mathematical equations.

Rammellzee’s sculptures are a trip. They're graffiti-inspired, bricolage wonders. The exhibit is the largest collection of his work since Jeffrey Deitch put up a huge retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in 2011. Rammellzzee didn't make children's art, but the work is so playful and imaginative that kids should check it out.

The exhibit includes Rammellzee's life-sized costumes, masks, character frescoes, figurines, suspended letter racers, and recordings of his performances.

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