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Arthur Jafa // Exhibition Opening

Opening of the exhibition Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions (featuring Ming Smith; Frida Orupabo and Missylanyus) takes place on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at 18:00 in the Rudolfinum hall.

 

In his film work, American artist Arthur Jafa embodies the image of African-American identity and culture through a wide range of contemporary shots and images. The mixture of segments of well-known icons and historical events of African-American culture and anonymous bodies in various emotionally exalted states of enthusiasm and despair brings a synthesizing view of the American history of the life of the African-American community. Jafa authentically reveals his own identity, consisting both of the artist’s vulnerability and authority, and answers the question of what it means to be part of a complex field of black representation. It attempts to rewrite the history of African-American visual aesthetics and thereby contribute to the opening of this theme in the new horizon.

 

Exhibition curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Amira Gad. Presented by the Serpentine Galleries (London) and Galerie Rudolfinum (Prague). Curator in Prague: Petr Nedoma

 

Admission free thanks to J&T Banka.