Arthur Jafa’s A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions is currently on exhibition at London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery. A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions is rendered as a site-specific installation featuring a series of new assemblages that encompass film, photography and found footage. In addition to his exhibition at the Sackler Gallery, Jafa will also devise a new, site-specific event as part of the 2017 Park Nights series, which takes place in the Serpentine Pavilion. The exhibition is currently on view through September 10th. Read more here.
Arthur Jafa’s Love is the Message, The Message is Death, a short single-channel video piece, opened over the weekend at MOCA L.A., marking the video’s debut on the west coast. The video, which Jafa previewed last spring at the liquid blackness event “Can Blackness Be Loved” hosted at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, will run at MOCA through June 12th. Read more including an interview with Jafa here.
In the January 23rd issue, The New Yorker highlights the exhibition of Arthur Jafa’s video piece, Love is the Message, the Message is Death at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise as “required viewing.” Jafa previewed the piece before the screening of his film, Dreams are Colder than Death at the Civil and Human Rights Museum in Atlanta as part of a 2016 SCMS conference event hosted by liquid blackness last spring.
Read the full New Yorker piece here.