Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo: an Exhibition by Ido Michaeli
Based on an article published in the New York Times in 1902, Ido Michaeli’s work Black Panther Got Loose from the Bronx Zoo, a hand-woven tapestry and video piece, tell the true story of a panther, who escaped from the Bronx Zoo and, after struggling with the police, dove into the Bronx River and swam to his freedom.
Opening night will feature poetry performances in English, Hebrew, and Arabic. Poetry will comment on Michaeli’s work, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther movement in the US and/or the 45th anniversary of the Mizrahi Black Panther movement, and celebrating the circulation of Black Panther imagery across movements globally. The exhibition will be up through April 2017.
Michael Brown Jr.
Jayson P. Smith
Sami Shalom Chetrit