Arthur Jafa exhibits whiteness at BAMPFA

'What white people saturated with Blackness look like'

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Arthur Jafa and Gavin Browns Enterprise/Courtesy

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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The story behind the poster: An interview with Lena Wolff

You might have seen it displayed on the window of your favorite coffee place, handed out on Sproul or, perhaps most dramatically, emblazoned on the giant screen outside of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the past week. The tweetable message, “Berkeley Stands United Against Hate” —
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