Arthur Jafa, MAGNUMB

An essential overview of Jafa's sweeping, dynamic and disquieting video portraits of Black American life

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. 

Author(s): Nahum Chandler, NourbeSe Philip, Mathias Ussing Seeberg, Jared Sexton, Poul Erik Tøjner
Editor(s): 
Lærke Rydal Jørgensen, Mathias Ussing Seeberg
Page Count:204 
Publisher:  Distributed Art Publishers
Year:  2021
Size: 9.5 × 11.5 in.

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