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© 2017 by Due North, LLC for Kwame Brathwaite

This Synthetic Moment: Replicant

Philip Martin Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition curated by David Hartt.

Chino Amobi, Lewis Baltz, Kwame Brathwaite, Lynne Cohen, Andrew Esiebo, Rick Farin, David Hartt, Joanne Petit-Frére, Gabriella Torres-Ferrer, Wilmer Wilson IV and Christopher Wool. There will be an opening reception Saturday, July 13 from 6-8pm. The opening reception will be followed by a conversation between David Hartt and musician, songwriter and producer Van Dyke Parks at 8pm. A music and video performance by Tomory Dodge and Cheryl Cambras will then follow the conversation.

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The images date from 1911 to the present, a sweeping arc that captures the spirit of more than a century of human culture, dreams and desires. With their aspirational intent, these images collectively illustrate how people perceive beauty. To Daniel and Volpe’s credit, the diversity doesn’t just begin with Kwame Brathwaite and the Black is Beautiful movement of the 1960s. In the early 20th century, photographers such as James Van Der Zee and Charles “Teenie” Harris conveyed the glamorous aspects of life in early-20th-century Harlem and Pittsburgh, respectively.

Black is Beautiful The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite

In the first major museum exhibition to honor the his work, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles will present Black is Beautiful The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite in conjunction with the release of his first monograph by Aperture Foundation. Opening night is April 11, 2019 and will feature a panel moderated by Kwame S. Brathwaite (Archive Director and son of the photographer) and will have panelists Mimi Plange (Fashion Designer) and Tyler Mitchell (Fashion Photographer) and (Oscar winning Costume Designer) Ruth Carter.