Following its Philadelphia premier, The Triptych will be shown in Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.
The screening is made possible by the African-American Collections Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Panelists: Terence Nance, Sanford Biggers, Barron Claiborne, Maori Karmel Holmes, founder Black Star Film Festival
Moderator: Li Sumpter, founder of the Philadelphia-based art and design studio Mythmedia: 21.
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About the artists in The Triptych:
Wangechi Mutu, born in Nairobi, received her MFA degree from Yale University and had her first major solo exhibition in 2010 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work frequently merges organic and surreal elements with human forms, especially the female body, and has recently embraced sculptural installation.
Sanford Biggers, born in Los Angeles, is a multi-media artist whose work is based on African-American ethnography, hip hop music, Buddhism, African spirituality, Indo-European Vodoun, Jazz, Afro-futurism, urban culture and icons from Americana. He is an assistant professor at Columbia University.
Barron Claiborne, born in Boston, is a photographer who draws inspiration from dreams, stories, and oral traditions relating to his Southern American and African ancestry. He co-directed the Triptych series with Nance.
The cult film classic AFROPUNK spotlighting Black punks in America in 2003 was co-created by Matthew Morgan and James Spooner and gave voice to a large, young multicultural community. In 2005, the first annual AFROPUNK film festival debuted at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and celebrated and unified the cultural cornerstones of AFROPUNK: music, film, skate, and the AP community.
Mythmedia:21 develops art projects that explore the significance of myth and media technologies. MM:21 founder Li Sumpter is a PhD candidate in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She holds an MA in Arts and Humanities Education and Administration from New York University.
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