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We are so pleased to welcome the public back to the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery after a near two-year halt to in-person events and closure of our physical gallery. Please join us for the in-person opening reception of Just Futures: Black Quantum Futurism, Arthur Jafa, and Martine Syms, a highly anticipated exhibition featuring the works of Arthur Jafa, Martine Syms, and Black Quantum Futurism.
The centerpiece of the exhibition, Arthur Jafa's Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, was screened simultaneously over 48 hours across art museums in 2020 as an international response to racial justice uprisings and civil unrest. Please note: Exhibition includes violent imagery and content.
March 16, 2022 (NOTE NEW DATE)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, UC Santa Cruz
with remarks from Arts Dean Celine Parreñas-Shimizu, curator, T.J. Demos, Rebele Chair and History of Art and Visual Culture Professor, and Camilla Hawthorne, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Visitors must be in compliance with Covid-19 protocols. Please complete a symptom check before or upon arrival.
FREE EVENT: Screening of Arthur Jafa's The White Album
February 8, 2022
Screenings 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every hour, on the hour of 40-minute video
Digital Arts Research Center 108, UC Santa Cruz
Tina Campt: A Black Gaze in Art
February 22, 2022, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Talk by Professor Campt followed by a conversation moderated by Darren Wallace, PhD student, Film and Digital Media.
Online Event: Registration HERE