Tate Joins Worldwide Screening of Love is the Message, The Message is Death by Arthur Jafa

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Tate Joins Worldwide Screening of Love is the Message, The Message is Death by Arthur Jafa

In collaboration with the artist, Tate will be one of a group of international museums and collections to simultaneously livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death 2016 by American artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa (b.1960). This work is a powerful meditation on racism and Black pain, creativity and Black resilience. Tate acquired an edition for its collection in 2018 and it was shown at Tate Liverpool in 2019.

Photo Credit: Nathanael Turner. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

 

In collaboration with the artist, Tate will be one of a group of international museums and collections to simultaneously livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death 2016 by American artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa (b.1960). This work is a powerful meditation on racism and Black pain, creativity and Black resilience. Tate acquired an edition for its collection in 2018 and it was shown at Tate Liverpool in 2019.

 

Nathanael Turner. Courtesy the artist and Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York/Rome

 

The stream will start at 19.00 (BST) on Friday 26 June and will conclude 48 hours later.

Love is the Message, The Message is Death is a seven-minute video made up of clips collaged from original and found footage. Distressing scenes of historic and contemporary violence inflicted on Black Americans by individuals and institutions are woven with scenes of religious ecstasy, athletic prowess, poetic and musical performance – what Jafa has called ‘a Black display of Black excellence.’

Arthur Jafa said: "I am thrilled for the opportunity, finally, to have as many people as possible see Love is the Message, The Message is Death."

Alongside Tate the other participating museums streaming the work are the Dallas Museum of Art; Glenstone Museum; High Museum of Art in Atlanta; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Studio Museum in Harlem; Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin; Luma Arles and Luma Westbau; Pinault Collection in Paris and Palazzo Grassi in Venice; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC and Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

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