August 6, 2017

Dandy Lion at ICA Gather x BlackStar Film Festival

At Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA

Special Event

Dandy Lion at ICA Gather x BlackStar Film Festival

Sunday, August 6

9:00 p.m. EDT

Institute of Contemporary Art 118 South 36th St Philadelphia, PA


Join BlackStar Film Festival , in collaboration with the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, for a celebration of Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis. Taking place during the closing reception of ICA’s Gather Series, there will be screenings of three short films, followed by a panel discussion and book signing with Lewis.

For more information, see here.

Dandy Lion presents and celebrates individual dandy personalities, designers and tailors, movements and events that define contemporary dandyism. Throughout the book, self expression is communicated through personal style, clothing, shoes, hats, and swagger. Lewis’s carefully curated selection of contemporary photographs surveys the movement across the globe in spectacular form, with all of the vibrant patterns, electrifying colors, and fanciful poses of this brilliant style subculture.

Shantrelle P. Lewis (author) is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Lewis has curated exhibitions for several institutions including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.

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