March 05, 2014
I had the
pleasure of being invited to a screening and artist talk of the documentary series The
Triptych, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, featuring
CNN contributor and Image activist MichaelAngela Davis, and world renowned
Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu. The short documentary highlights artist Sanford Biggers, WangechiMutu, and Barron Claiborne.
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.
It's the first in a series which gives visual artist a platform to spread
their vision."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"-Afro
Here is a quick sample of their work, and a trailer for the docu-series.