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.