Arthur Jafa, Mickey Mouse was a Scorpio, 2016 Wallpaper © Arthur Jafa. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome.

The curator Amira Gad on Arthur Jafa


28.6 2019


Welcome to an introduction to the exhibition “Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions”. The day before the opening of the exhibition, one of its curators, Amira Gad from Serpentine Galleries in London, will talk about Arthur Jafa’s artistic practice in an open lecture. After the lecture, you are welcome to preview the exhibition.

Video: Amira Gad on Arthur Jafa

Content: Introduction (00:05), Lecture by curator Amira Gad (03:15), Q&A with the artists Arthur Jafa and Ming Smith (42:10).

Amira Gad talks on Arthur Jafa

Amira Gad and Hans Ulrich Obrist curated the exhibition ”Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions (Featuring Ming Smith, Frida Orupabo and Missylanyus)” for the Serpentine Galleries in 2017. This exhibition is now coming to Stockholm. By way of introduction, you can listen to Amira Gad’s lecture on Arthur Jafa’s artistic practice.

She will also be presenting the screeening of Jafa’s breakthrough work “Love is the Message, the Message is Death” (2016).

In his work, the filmmaker and artist Arthur Jafa explores the historical and contemporary conditions for an African-American visual culture. After two decades in independent film, Jafa entered the art scene at the beginning of 2000s and has since become a strong presence with his highly charged videos.

Curator at Moderna Museet: Anna Tellgren

Contact: Camilla Carlberg, Head of Learning