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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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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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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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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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Later this fall, ArtsEmerson is proud to present Triptych (Eyes of One on 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…

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