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NYC: Afro-Punk Pictures Presents the Triptych at Brooklyn Museum


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On May 24th the Brooklyn Museum will host the screening of the short-film series The Triptych, presented by Afro-Punk Pictures and the Weeksville Heritage Center. The series highlights the work of the visual artists Sanford BiggersWangechi Mutu, and Barron Claiborne, three of the most fascinating and uncompromising figures currently practicing in their field. It was created by Terence NanceShawn Peters and Claiborne himself. Hit the jump for three short previews and make sure you attend the screening, which will start at 7pm. Tickets and seat reservations are available here.

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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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