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AFROPUNK PICTURES PRESENTS: The Triptych at The Philadelphia Museum of Art


Afropunk Triptych

On JUNE 12th @ Philadelphia Museum of Art, AFROPUNK Pictures presents The Triptych, in association with MYTHMEDIA:21. This short-film series (Dir. Terence Nance, Dir. of Photography Shawn Peters, Co-Dir. Barron Claiborne) highlights the work of artists Sanford Biggers, Wangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne.

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The event concludes at 8:45pm, but the party continues @ MAMA’s GUN! MAMA’S GUN, a new monthly music showcase from the Philly ROCKERS collective, will host the official after-party for THE TRIPTYCH screening at the historic ORTLIEB’S at 847 North 3rd St. Doors open at 9PM. $5 for admission.

Community Partners:
Philadelphia Print Works
ROCKERS
The Afrofuturist Affair
Black Star Film Festival

The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. Produced by AFROPUNK Pictures, the documentary is itself a work of art, featuring three intimate 20-minute conversations with three bold and culturally resonant voices in art. Each monologue is a reflection of their life experience, letting the viewer discover how their observations have shaped the art they create.

The first in the series features Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne and Wangechi Mutu – contemporaries, luminaries and friends. Spanning the artistic gamut from interdisciplinary to photography and performance, their keen reflections on the world are at once startling and insightful.

Co-visionary, Barron Claiborne joins nascent director Terence Nance whose new film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered at Sundance 2012. Terrence makes art as a means of creating culture.

As a purveyor of the Black experience, AFROPUNK is dedicated to supporting and disseminating the work of visual artists that are prevalent in our society.

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JUNE 12th @ Philadelphia Museum of Art

• 6-8pm Screening
The Philadelphia Museum of Art / 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy / Van Pelt Auditorium
Panel discussion at 7:30pm moderated by Li Sumpter with Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne, Terence Nance and Maori Karmael Holmes.
FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION



Sanford Biggers

As an observer, commenter, teacher and absurdist critic, Biggers finds the common threads in usage and re-casts them in the arena of the public consciousness. His work takes imagery from Vodoun, Buddhism, and classic staples of early 20th century Americana, and uses their often unconscious association with romanticized pasts or the notion of the primitive other in juxtaposition to modern African-American culture's changing definition of self and its evolving presence in the American political arena.

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Wangechi Mutu

Kenyan-born artist currently residing and working in Brooklyn, NY. While overtly addressing themes of culture, mass media imagery and gender, Mutu's work creatively unpacks far weightier subjects and their myriad manifestations, including colonialism's persistent and violent legacy, the complexities of gendered identity and the roles of social complicity and unconscious assumption.

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Barron Claiborne
His large-format photography evokes portraiture from another place and time, even as it deftly captures his subjects with a wholly modern lens on their inner lives. Texture, tone and costume are utilized to evoke the timelessness of the human emotions we glimpse in his subjects' faces and bodies. He frequently explores the male gaze in relation to women of color, creating multiple dialogues about internal versus external sexual and racial identities. He is currently creating a documentary about his hometown of Boston, MA.

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Comment by WEREBEARS on June 6, 2013 at 10:28pm

In the house for this most DEFINITELY

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on June 1, 2013 at 2:35am

Mutu is a sister, my mistake couldn't ell from the name. Her art looks stunning.

Comment by X-D-D-M*9 on June 1, 2013 at 2:33am

I'll unfortunately miss this Philly exhibition being I'm in ATL but trust me, anyone within 200 miles (or further) of this ought to come because it's going to be off the chain.Sanford & Terrance I know of andtheo t her bros sounds great too, dont' miss this.


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