Otherworldly Videos: Afropunk Presents….


Wangechi  Mutu

Sanford Biggers

Barron Clairborne

On MAY 24th at BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Afro-punk pictures presents “The Triptych,” in association with Weeksville Heritage Center. 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. Live music and a Q&A with the artists will follow the screening. This event is supported by Heineken.

The Triptych is a unique and profound documentary series profiling some of the most outspoken visual artists of our time. Produced by Afro-punk 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, Afro-punk is dedicated to supporting and disseminating the work of visual artists that are prevalent in our society.

The tickets for the three part documentary tickets are $12 and the film will be at 7pm.

As space is limited, advance purchase of nonrefundable tickets for general admission and a reserved seat at the screening is recommended via www.museumtix.com. Members receive free admission; please call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 for reservations.

Another documentary to be on the lookout for Afropunk member, Sheila J. Hardy‘s “Nice and Rough,” about Black women in rock music. It is expected to premiere in 2012.Visit Indiegogo.com/Nice-Rough and Eveslime.com for more information.

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