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Screening: The White Album by Arthur Jafa

Close up image of a white person's face. Film still from The White Album by Arthur Jafa, 2018
Tue, Feb 8, 2022, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Free screening of Arthur Jafa's The White Album
February 8, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Screenings on the hour, every hour, of 40-minute video.
Digital Arts Research Center 108, UC Santa Cruz

As a supplement to the centerpiece of Just Futures, the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery presents a free one-day screening of The White Album, Arthur Jafa's follow-up to Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death. As with Jafa's previous work, The White Album is collaged from found and original video, but shifts the gaze to white people and whiteness to expose Black-white relations in America.

Arthur Jafa received the 2019 Golden Lion award for best artist in the Venice Biennale for The White Album. Film courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels

Face coverings required. Visitors must complete COVID-19 Symptom Check prior to entering event. Students must be in compliance with COVID-19 protocols and the badge system for clearance to be on campus. Please wear your face covering at this event. Check your Health e-Messenger for your daily clearance.

Just Futures: Black Quantum Futurism, Arthur Jafa, and Martine Syms​ is curated by T.J. Demos and presented in collaboration with the Institute of the Arts and Sciences.