The FADER , global media company and definitive voice in music and surrounding culture, and Compound , cutting-edge creative space and art gallery, present “ FADER FORT: Setting The Stage ” — an unforgettable event in celebration of FADER FORT and The FADER’s first-ever photography book held at Compound Gallery located at 2422 Third Avenue, Bronx, New York on Thursday, March 7th from 7-10pm .
Longtime friends Set Free Richardson of Compound and The FADER’s co-founder Rob Stone come together with their cultural brands to present an evening that champions some of the most important names in today’s culture and the next generation of creative pioneers. Featuring special photography from FADER FORT: Setting The Stage — which captures over 900 unforgettable performances and incredible moments at FADER FORT from the connections made backstage to the history made on stage — the event highlights some of the most exciting emerging talent and iconic artists in music like A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, Drake, Future, Migos, Kacey Musgraves, Miley Cyrus, and more. RSVP to the event here , and check out more event details on TheFADER.com here.
"For us to be able to have the FADER FORT photography book and bring it to the Compound up in the Bronx to share it with people that truly appreciate and have an affinity for art and for the culture means the world to us," says Rob Stone. "We want to continue doing that, we want
to continue working with Compound and Set Free in elevating the culture and hopefully continue to inspire true artistry."
A collectible hardcover book featuring never-before-seen portraits, candids, performance photos, and personal stories, FADER FORT: Setting The Stage commemorates over 15 years of FADER FORT — one of today’s most anticipated live music events that offers unparalleled access to influential artists and legendary performances to fans, and fosters new connections between musicians. Complete with intros by Sean "Diddy" Combs and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz), the book features rare and compelling photos of artists like Kendrick Lamar, Amy Winehouse, Lou Reed, Wu Tang, and many more, capturing the unique ethos of FADER FORT while documenting the event’s cultural significance and the crucial role it plays in music
Photographers featured in the show are Kyle Dean Reinford, Ethan Holland, Mary Kang, Roger Kisby, Jesse Lirola, and Ryan Muir. FADER FORT: Setting The Stage is available at The FADER’s shop here and, compliments of Compound and The FADER, will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount off the retail price at the event. Select images from the book printed in large format by Moab Paper will also be available at the event.
The Compound extended its popular office space to an art gallery in the summer of 2018; opening up with an exhibition featuring celebrated hip-hop photographer Jonathan Mannion. The skylit space kicks off a year of unique exhibitions and events with The FADER, bringing music, art, and photography together for industry folks, influencers, and the South Bronx community. The Compound is happy to be joining forces with The FADER to put together a special project to establish their alliance.
Next week’s “FADER FORT: Setting The Stage” event comes just before FADER FORT makes its return to Austin during SXSW for the 17th consecutive year of music, art, and the surrounding culture. Stay tuned for more announcements on FADER FORT 2019.
For press inquiries regarding FADER FORT please contact [email protected] . About The FADER:
Launched in 1999 and founded by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, The FADER is an award-winning, ahead-of-the-curve music, style, and culture global media company and the unofficial guide to what’s next in music. Led by President and Publisher Andy Cohn, The FADER is credited with giving early exposure to top artists including Kanye West, Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, The Strokes, Drake and The White Stripes. The FADER brand has expanded in innovative ways, providing a cross-platform reach across print, digital, mobile, and social media, including award-winning film and video, and sought-after experiential events. The FADER's celebrated flagship live music event, FADER FORT, presents some of today’s most innovative programming and emerging artists to fans.
About The Compound:
The Compound, a creative space where art, music, fashion, and sports are fused, inspiring an atmosphere of innovation tucked away in bunker type building. The space serves as an adult playground for work, curated events, and meetings of the minds; where various artistic people from Kevin Durant to Chris Rock come together to sharpen each-other and give life to imagination. Described by Nylon magazine “as an arcade of cultured art”, The Compound has taken a life of it’s own in recent years. An industry secret has now made its way to the pages of Huffington Post and Billboard Magazine as a destination spot with daily requests for invite and location reveal. A creative office space, photo and music studio, Compound extended its space to a gallery, in partnership with Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def. This new, raw, space includes skylight views in 2 wide gallery rooms and will serve as an outlet for all forms of art, rental space, and activations. Recently featured in the New York Times following our first show with legendary photographer Jonathan Mannion.