It’s hard to tell whether Daniel Shaked first fell in love with photography or rap music. Since the time of his teenage years he is fascinated by both genres. Back then, Austria’s media did not pay attention to HipHop at all. In 1997, Daniel Shaked reacted to this lack of media coverage and founded The Message, Austria’s first HipHop magazine. By now The Message has reached the position of an opinion maker in Austria’s Urban Art and music scene and receives outstanding critics from national and international fans and artists.
Over the years, Daniel Shaked has gained a respectable reputation as photographer with a particular talent for capturing emotions and moments. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines and has been shown in various museums.
Throughout his career, the artist has photographed all kinds of different people, including politicians, football players and national and international musicians. Not only capturing faces, but also the context in which the portraits were taken, Daniel Shaked passes on a specific magic and simply tells stories.
In May 2016, the RABBIT EYE MOVEMENT Art Space is going to present his first solo-exhibition, in which the artist is focusing on HipHop-portraits. A topic, which has not been covered by the Austrian scene yet. For the first time, we show photos of national and international rap acts such as. Aphrodelics, Diamond D, 9th Wonder or Dr.Dre‘s protégé Anderson .Paak.
Staying true to the title THE UNSEEN we won’t be showing any of Daniel Shaked’s photographs prior to the opening night. Instead,
the artist is going to share the music of some people he portraited on the Facebook event page:
In the course of the exhibition, REM will host a special edition of Rapper lesen Rapper on May, 24th:
As soon as The Unseen Pop up RECORD MARKET on June, 4th: