Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death

Following his critically-acclaimed Serpentine exhibition A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions, artist and film-maker Arthur Jafa will now exhibit Love is the Message, the Message is Death (2016) in a site-specific installation at Store Studios, co-presented by the Serpentine Galleries and The Vinyl Factory.

Jafa’s contemporary revisualisation of black American history will be shown in a bespoke tent erected at Store Studios, 180 The Strand, from 5th October to 10th December 2017, in the work’s first London presentation. The tent is inspired by revival tents, a custom from the southern United State where Christian worshippers gathered in a marquee erected specifically for meetings, healing missions church rallies or simply to hear a preacher speak.

Jafa’s A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions, which included the work of three additional voices: the photographer Ming Smith, @nemiepeba (the Instagram feed of artist Frida Orupabo) and content from the YouTube channel of Missylanyus, transformed the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into an immersive assemblage of still and moving images.

Please visit the website for more info. When: 5 Oct 2017 – 12:00 PM to 10 Dec 2017 – 6:00 PM (Tues-Sat: 12midday – 7pm, Sun: 12midday – 6pm. Closed Monday)

Where: Store Studios (180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA)

Ticket: FREE

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