Arthur Jafa

Book Club

Extract | Why I made Love is the Message—Arthur Jafa describes the inspiration for his seminal film

In a recently published Cahiers d’Art monograph, the US artist speaks about responding to “a tsunami of footage of Black people getting killed”

Video, film & new media

See Arthur Jafa’s new music video for Kanye West’s Wash Us In The Blood

Arthur Jafa

Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America to be screened by museums worldwide for 48 hours

Fourteen institutions including Tate will livestream Love is the Message, The Message is Death

Biennials & festivals

Sydney Biennale puts climate emergency and Indigenous struggle front and centre

Show’s 22nd edition aims to be as much a conversation as an exhibition, with hundreds of public events including bushwalks with aboriginal elders and campfire talks

Venice Biennale 2019

Lithuania gets the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion in Venice

Arthur Jafa’s work The White Album is also recognised by the Biennale jury


Arthur Jafa’s searing chronicle of Black America comes to Tate Liverpool

The artist's radical video sparked debate about race relations in the US

Linda on the loose

Arthur Jafa mines American ‘Blacknuss’ in Harlem