Jay Z took over HBO on Saturday night to premiere Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film. The project was executive produced by Jay himself and directed by the famed Mark Romanek.
He filmed the video over a 6 hour period inside the Pace Art Gallery in NYC. In the film he explains a little about why he chose to do it.
“Concerts are pretty much performance art, but the venue’s changed. So by nature of the venue, the performance changed. When you’re in a smaller venue, you get to feel the energy of the people.”
“Today it’s kind of an exchange…you have some people trying to back off. When art started to become part of the galleries, it became a separation between culture, between the hip hop people ad the artists who were like, bourgeois. We’re artists. We’re like cousins. I’m trying to bring the worlds back together.”
It’s a pretty entertaining piece. Check it out below!
The same night he appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and discussed an array of topics including politics and music. Watch the humorous interview below.