Sunday, February 13, 2011

Nsenga Knight: Last Rite


Brandywine Workshop

728 S. Broad Street (The Avenue of the Arts) Philadelphia, PA 19146

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Nsenga Knight: Last Rite

Performance: Sunday, February 27, 9:30 a.m.

Reception: 10:30am – 12noon


In Last Rite, a performance and print-based work, Nsenga Knight reimagines historical events and presents a series of prints connecting Malcolm X’s transformative final ritual– his 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca, to his assassination and funeral rites in 1965. Last Rite re-sketches the final events and rituals in Malcom X's life, and commemorates the days in which they occurred. The Last Rite performance at the Brandywine Workshop addresses the audience as witness, catalyst and participant - blurring the lines between spectator space and performance, while prompting questions about communal and ethical responsibility. This performance score is the first in the Last Rite project and commemorates the funeral of Malcolm X forty six years ago on this date and time.

The performance will begin at 9:30 AM on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in the Glass Lobby Gallery at Brandywine Workshop, 728 South Broad Street (Avenue of the Arts). Ample free parking is available on the street and at MAB Paints’ parking lot next door.

This event is free and open to the public.

Knight earned a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Film Production at Howard University. She is currently an artist in Residence at The Brandywine Workshop. Last Rite is generously supported by a Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant.


Current Nexus Exhibition: Juried and Curated by Gabriel Martinez.
Truth or Dare

Dates: February 10th, March 4th, 2011
Hours: Wed - Sat 12-6pm
2nd Thursday Reception: February 10th, 2011, 6 - 9 PM