Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

December 12, 2018–March 24, 2019

A gallery exhibition and complementary screenings of videos by Arthur Jafa, whose work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life.

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  • Arthur Jafa: Still from The White Album, 2018; continuous video projection; color, sound; approx. 40 min.; commissioned by BAMPFA. Photo courtesy of the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York / Rome. © Arthur Jafa, 2018.

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Upcoming Films

  • Dreams Are Colder Than Death

    Arthur Jafa
    United States, 2013
    • Wednesday, February 27 7 PM
    Arthur Jafa and Leigh Raiford in Conversation

    Fifty years after Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals reflect on where the civil rights struggle stands today in Jafa’s moving work. With short New Soul Rebel: Adrian Younge.

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  • Affective Proximity: Films by Arthur Jafa and Others

    • Thursday, February 28 7 PM
    Arthur Jafa and Greg Tate in Conversation

    Films that explore the effects of violence on black individuals and communities while also depicting their beauty, power, and resilience: Jafa’s APEX and Cassowary, Dawn Suggs’s Chasing the Moon, Ben Caldwell’s I and I, and more.

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