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Arthur Jafa and Christina Sharpe at the MFA Boston

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Alfond Auditorium 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)
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Beckwith Lecture: Artist, filmmaker, award-winning cinematographer, and TNEG (motion picture studio) co-founder Arthur Jafa will be in conversation with Christina Sharpe, Professor at Tufts University in English and Africana and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Renowned for a long-ranging career from cinematography on Julie Dash’s pioneering film Daughters of the Dust (1991) to conceiving, shooting and editing the music video with TNEG for JAY-Z’s 4:44, the title track from his newest album, Jafa hopes to create cinema that “replicates the power, beauty, and alienation of Black Music.” Sharpe recently contributed an essay accompanying Arthur Jafa’s recent solo exhibition Love is the Message, The Message is Death at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA and is upcoming at the ICA Boston.