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.
Philadelphia Print Works
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.
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