Commissioned and produced by OGR Torino in collaboration with Serpentine in London, and curated by Claude Adjil and Judith Waldmann with Hans Ulrich Obrist, the upcoming show was originally developed with Amira Gad and is specifically conceived by the artist for the cathedral-like space of OGR Torino. The exhibition brings together some recent works that have never been shown in Italy before.
Arthur Jafa’s dynamic practice comprises films, installations and happenings, addressing Black culture and experience in the US with unprecedented intensity and complexity. A recurring question underscores his multifaceted practice: how can visual media and objects embody “power, beauty and alienation” embedded within Black music in the United States. The artist’s dynamic practice comprises films, artefacts, and happenings, which tackle Black culture and experience in the US with unprecedented intensity and complexity. With a career spanning three decades, Arthur Jafa’s multidisciplinary works challenge and question prevailing cultural assumptions about identity and race through his immersive and experimental cinematic experiences.