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Author Jafa, Arthur, artist.

Title Arthur Jafa : magnumb / edited by Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg & Arthur Jafa.

Publication Info. Humlebæk : Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  700.41 JAF    Check Shelf
Description 211 pages : numerous illustrations (partly color) ; 30 cm
Contents Foreword / Poul Erik Tøjner and Mathias Ussing Seeberg -- Beauty through horror: an introduction to the work of Arthur Jafa / Mathias Ussing Seeberg -- A message of love / Arthur Jafa and Jacob Holdt in conversation -- Trouble consciousness / Jared Sexton -- We're in the water, you're gonna get wet / Arthur Jafa and Faith Icecold in conversation -- CT X OM = HA / Arthur Jafa -- Cecil Taylor : African Code, Black methodology / J.B. Figi -- Always already, already always / M. NourbeSe Philip -- A few notes toward the time that has not yet arrived: (On the sonicvisual art of Arthur Jafa) / Nahum Dimitri Chandler.
Summary "Though he has worked in film and music for decades, American video artist Arthur Jafa only garnered acclaim in the art world in 2016 for his video work Love is the Message, the Message is Death. Composed of found images and videos, his oeuvre revolves around Black American culture, the history of slavery, and ongoing structural and physical violence against Black Americans. As Jafa put it in his 2003 text 'My Black Death': 'The central conundrum of black being (the double bind of our ontological existence) lies in the fact that common misery both defines and limits who we are. Such that our efforts to eliminate those forces which constrain also function to dissipate much which gives us our specificity, our uniqueness, our flavor by destroying the binds that define we will cease to be, but this is the good death (boa morte) to be embraced.' This essential overview presents Jafa's best-known works, such as Love is the Message, the Message is Death and its 2018 follow-up piece The White Album, alongside never-before-seen projects and essays by notable scholars."--Publisher's website.
Exhibitions "The exhibition was originally scheduled to open on 9 December 2020. - On the occasion of an exhibition held at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, December 9, 2020 - May 9, 2021." -- Colophon.
Subject Jafa, Arthur -- Exhibitions.
Video art -- Exhibitions.
Video art. (OCoLC)fst01166389
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Added Author Rydal Jørgensen, Lærke, editor.
Ussing Seeberg, Mathias, editor.
ISBN 9788793659353 paperback
Standard No. 9788793659353
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