Mercury 20 Gallery’s ‘Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies’ expands the scope of self-portraiture

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In its latest exhibit, “Self-Portraits in the Age of Selfies,” Oakland’s Mercury 20 Gallery seeks to complicate the definition of a selfie. The exhibit is not a critique of the practice by any means but rather an expansion of what a selfie can be — beyond both the cell phone screen and traditional forms of self-portraiture.
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Arthur Jafa exhibits whiteness at BAMPFA

'What white people saturated with Blackness look like'

Situated in BAMPFA’s Matrix 272 room, filmmaker Arthur Jafa’s latest exhibition, “The White Album,” turns his lens to whiteness. Following acclaim for his seven-and-a-half minute video “Love is The Message, The Message is Death” (2016), Jafa has taken Black aesthetics to task on white identity. “The White Album,” commissioned for
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