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I FEEL YA: Andre 3000 Benjamin brings his jumpsuit exhibition to Art Basel


The show, representing 47 Outkast reunion shows, unfolds in two stark rows of custom black jumpsuits worthy of contemplation. They each have a message, capturing a moment in Andre 3000 Benjamin's cerebral journey.

One-half of the hip hop duo Outkast, he hosted the opening of the exhibition, titled i feel ya:SCAD + Andre 3000 Benjamin, at Mana Miami in Wynwood. Each jumpsuit, had something to say: "God. or god?" Or "i don't know what else to say." Or "fruit snack addict."

Exploring film, fashion, painting, along with the puzzle of rhetorical expression, the installation includes abstract paintings by Jimmy O'Neal and an experimental film by Greg Brunkalla. Both are SCAD grads.
The jumpsuits were originally created for the 2014 worldwide tour celebrating two decades of Outkast music. And the musings? A response to today's roaring digital landscape.

"This is just another way of speaking," Benjamin says during a tour of the jumpsuits. "I don't have Twitter or Instagram. On stage was my way of expression."

-- Audra D.S. Burch