Talk: Arthur Jafa with Cheryl Lynn Bruce

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$15 Full / $10 Member / $8 Student

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


Tickets on sale to MCA Members on August 21 at noon.
Tickets on sale to the general public on August 22 at noon.

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Arthur Jafa, whose work Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death is on view in the exhibition Prisoner of Love, will discuss his work as a cinematographer with Cheryl Lynn Bruce. Bruce and Jafa, who collaborated on Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust, will consider how that work informed Jafa’s explorations of iconic black media today. The discussion is preceded by a Black Monument Ensemble performance.

MCA Talks highlight cutting-edge thinking and contemporary art practices across disciplines and are organized by Curator January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster with the Performance and Public Practice team.


Ticketholders to this talk will receive free admission to the Daughters of the Dust screening on Sep 13.


The Antje B. and John J. Jelinek Endowed Lecture and Symposium on Contemporary Art is made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.