Talk: Prisoner of Love, Naomi Beckwith

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  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, 2016. Video (color, sound); 7 minutes, 25 seconds. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, anonymous gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017.34. Image courtesy of Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.


Join Manilow Senior Curator Naomi Beckwith in a conversation with local media scholars to consider the ways in which artist Arthur Jafa mines imagery from popular media to tell the story of a contemporary black experience.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator of Public Programs January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.