Nsenga Knight (MFA '10) in Performance at the Brandywine Workshop, Sunday, February 27th, 9:30am

Nsenga Knight (MFA '10) will be performing at the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia in the work titled "Last Rite". In "Last Rite", a performance and print-based work, 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 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. 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.

Event Date and Time: Sunday, February 27th, 9:30am
Opening Reception: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Glass Lobby Gallery
Brandywine Workshop
728 South Broad Street (Avenue of the Arts)
* Event is free and open to the public
* Free parking available on the street and MAB Paints' parking lot next door

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