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Moor Mother Goddess Presents Mama’s Gun: A New Moon Sirius
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The Official Afterparty for the Philly Premiere of AfroPunk’s “The Triptych” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 12, 2013
Supported by local, women-led Philadelphia business/organizations MYTHMEDIA:21 STUDIOS/ROCKER’S CLOSET/ PHILADELPHIA PRINTWORKS/RAW FRUIT LLC /AFROFUTURIST AFFAIR

The AfroFuturist Affair is a proud community partner with Mythmedia Studios and Afropunk for the Philly premiere of “The Triptych" documentary at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, profiling contemporary visual artists Wangechi Mutu, Sanford Biggers, and Barron Claiborne. Following the film will be a panel discussion with the director and artists and Mamas gun A new moon Sirius afterparty!

afrofuturistaffair:

superdefstar:

Philly

Moor Mother Goddess Presents Mama’s Gun: A New Moon Sirius

and

The Official Afterparty for the Philly Premiere of AfroPunk’s “The Triptych” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on June 12, 2013

Supported by local, women-led Philadelphia business/organizations 
MYTHMEDIA:21 STUDIOS/ROCKER’S CLOSET/ PHILADELPHIA PRINTWORKS/RAW FRUIT LLC /AFROFUTURIST AFFAIR

The AfroFuturist Affair is a proud community partner with Mythmedia Studios and Afropunk for the Philly premiere of “The Triptych" documentary at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, profiling contemporary visual artists Wangechi MutuSanford Biggers, and Barron Claiborne. Following the film will be a panel discussion with the director and artists and Mamas gun A new moon Sirius afterparty!

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Sanford Biggers
Janus, 2003
Plastic, and Mixed Media

liquidsands:

Sanford Biggers

Janus, 2003

Plastic, and Mixed Media

Star charts (maps) are often divided by astronomers into grids, then used to identify and locate stars, constellations and galaxies. Astronomical objects are interspersed throughout Biggers’ work, symbolic of the models used by Tubman and others as they found their way to freedom

Never one to settle into one domain or discipline, Sanford Biggers extends his exploration of found objects and complex ideas in another exhibition at Mass MoCA. The Cartographer’s Conundrum, a multi-disciplinary installation inspired by artist and scholar John Biggers (1924-2001). In this work Sanford Biggers studies and expands upon Afrofuturism, which “engages science-fiction, cosmology and technology to create a new folklore of the African Diaspora” while at the same time illuminating the underrepresented career of John Biggers. The Mass MoCA show is my next stop on a journey through the Sanford Biggers puzzle – i.e. as a new approach to production that encourages a collaborative exchange between contemporary art, culture, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).