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Jay Simple: Where The Young Bols Rumble

What does it mean to grow up learning that surviving means fighting? Surviving the streets, surviving the systems, surviving despite ourselves. How can we recover from the tumultuous bubbling of the wake, the aftermath of the historical and contemporary trauma of our experiences? How do we turn surviving, gasping for air, into living? This exhibition is a shifting through time, space, ourselves, the fantasy, and the “real.” It is the alchemy of old; it is a spell to grant us, for a second, a space to reflect on the cosmic slop that is the American Dream (and Nightmare). This is where the young bols rumble, nobody gets out unbruised, and surviving the wounds becomes more complicated with time. There will be an opening reception September 14th From 6 – 7:30pm and performance from 7:30 – 8pm. RSVP at website.

ARTIST BIO: Jay Simple is a son, a brother, a father, a friend, an artist, an activist, and a scholar led by his ancestors and Allah. He was born in the ghetto of the Universe, Earth, where he is currently trying to untangle himself from the degradation within the systems of his time. He is one dark body enduring attempts of being torn asunder and reveling in the eternal and multidimensionality of his radiant black nature.

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Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Sep 14, 2023 through Dec 16, 2023

12:00PM - 6:00PM


TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image - 1400 N. American Street Suite #103, Philadelphia, PA, 19122 1400 N. American Street Suite #103 Philadelphia 19122 PA US

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