Milford Graves Full Mantis (film still), 2018, dir. Jake Meginsky.
In conjunction with its exhibition Milford Graves: A Mind-Body Deal, Ars Nova Workshop presents a virtual discussion of the 2018 documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis with director Jake Meginsky. The discussion is presented in partnership with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Kingsessing Library.
The film offers an intimate portrait of Graves and his work through his words, music, and personal environments. Downbeat Magazine called the film “as much a visual poem as it is a documentary.”
A Mind-Body Deal explores Graves’ influential career as a drummer as well as his work in activism, medicine, botany, and martial arts. Presented in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania, the exhibition features Graves’ artworks, archival recordings, and ephemera.
Please Note: This exhibition is currently closed to the public due to the city’s restrictions regarding COVID-19. Please visit the ICA’s website for up-to-date information and online events.