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Arthur Jafa, Steve Coleman, and surprise performance by Kokayi- Hirshhorn Museum

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Arthur Jafa, Steve Coleman, and surprise performance by Kokayi- Hirshhorn Museum
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Excerpt from “Love is the Message: An Evening with Arthur Jafa.” Images by Arthur Jafa, music by Steve Coleman, and surprise performance by Kokayi. Artist, director, and award-wining cinematographer Arthur Jafa has spent three decades creating dynamic, multidisciplinary work that challenges cultural identity and race politics with the power of music and film. On the eve of the opening of “The Message: New Media Works,” and for the first time in a public forum, Jafa was joined by renowned jazz musician Steve Coleman to discuss the intersections of their practices over the last 30 years. Coleman is among a selection of musicians participating in Listening Session, an experimental performance series presented in conjunction with Jafa’s Serpentine Gallery exhibition, “A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.” Jafa’s seminal video work “Love is the Message, The Message is Death,” is on view in “The Message,” Nov. 18, 2017- April 22, 2018.
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699
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2 min 28 sec
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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2018-01-31T22:28:31.000Z
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Art, modern
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