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Triptych

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

A visually stunning, musical, and poetic exploration of legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

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OCT 30–NOV 03, 2019

LET’S TALK ABOUT TRIPTYCH!

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) has graced the Cutler Majestic stage, prompting necessary questions about the relationship between an artist and their art. With this inventive collaboration surrounding Mapplethorpe’s work, we invite you to the conversation. Below, we have some prompts to get you thinking and welcome comments on this blog post. You can also share on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram your first thoughts, impressions, or whatever may resonate after the show. Thank you…

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THE OFFICIAL TRIPTYCH CRASH COURSE

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Triptych (Eyes of One on Another) is a monumental performance, celebrating the creative forces of Bryce Dessner, korde arrington tuttle, Patti Smith, Essex Hemphill, and Roomful of Teeth — just to name a few of the incredible collaborators involved. Rather than a traditionally structured retrospective of Robert Mapplethorpe’s iconic photography, Triptych is able to raise up important questions of race, queerness, and artistic license while honoring Mapplethorpe’s earth-shattering approach to the art form. In a…

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How korde arrington tuttle Questioned ‘Cancel Culture’ and Leaned into the Discomfort of Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photographs

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Triptych (Eye of One on Another) is a multi-disciplinary dive into the work of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, inviting audiences to experience his controversial work from fresh new perspectives. The piece meditates on these images by using other mediums to react to them—music, poetry, choral work, and performers on stage. In a conversation with librettist korde arlington tuttle, it became clear that while this production certainly focuses on Mapplethorpe’s photography, it primarily serves as a prompt…

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The Story of Smith and Mapplethorpe: From Just Kids to Revolutionaries

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Patti Smith is a cultural legend, spanning mediums and genres in her artistic endeavors and influence. A musician, author, activist, photographer, singer-songwriter, and poet, Smith’s body of work resonates throughout American punk history and into contemporary zeitgeist, exploring phenomenons that are raw to the human experience. In 1975, Smith released her first album Horses that brought poetry into punk, with lyrics that referenced the legacies of the Beat generation and dove into controversial topics, jolting…

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ROOMFUL OF TEETH’S CHORAL REVOLUTION

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Triptych (Eyes Of One On Another) (OCT 30-NOV 3) is a musical exploration of Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography, bringing together artists from a variety of genres together to perform in this unique music experience. Among those collaborators is Roomful of Teeth. A Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth combine a variety of musical genres to create a completely unique experience. From throat singing and yodeling to Broadway belting and Gregorian chant, their continuous exploration…

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WHO IS ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE?

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Throughout the history of fine art, certain artists have enshrined themselves among the pantheon of distinguished voices to challenge the medium, pose aesthetic questions that haven’t been asked and invite us to view what hasn’t been seen. Their legacies left indelibly, these artists have transcended how the human experience is composed, framed, and captured — and as an audience, we are grateful to have witnessed such moments of raw honesty and beauty. One of those…

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THE ARTISTS OF TRIPTYCH

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Later this fall, ArtsEmerson is proud to present Triptych: Eyes On One Another, a celebration and retrospective performance on photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, in partnership with Celebrity Series Boston. This contemporary music piece features an amazing collaboration of artists from nearly every discipline — musicians, poets, theatre artists, and vocalists, all coming together to uplift Mapplethorpe’s seminal works. Be sure to purchase tickets to this enchanting piece of theatre, coming to Boston at the Cutler Majestic…

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