Arthur Jafa exhibits whiteness at BAMPFA

'What white people saturated with Blackness look like'

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 Weekender is a creative outlet for Berkeley stories of all kinds. We aim to curate reported features, profiles and commentary pieces on relevant issues and people in our community — transforming everyday stories into larger discussions about the forces that drive Berkeley. We also feature creative writing, poetry, personal essays, photography and video. This magazine serves as a platform for both staff writers and one-time contributors from all backgrounds.
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In Prose and Poetry: Berkeley literature then and now

In Allen Ginsberg’s 1955 poem “A Strange New Cottage in Berkeley,” he writes, “All afternoon cutting bramble blackberries off a tottering brown fence under a low branch with its rotten old apricots miscellaneous under the leaves, fixing the drip in the intricate gut machinery of a new toilet; found a
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