VALS: Arthur Jafa and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa In Conversation

  • Arthur Jafa, AGHDRA, 2021, video still. © Arthur Jafa

2022 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of Art and LAXART

Arthur Jafa and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa In Conversation

Thursday, March 10, 2022
7 p.m. PST
2220 Arts, 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(see info below for virtual links)

The Department of Art presents the Visiting Artist Lecture Series (VALS), presented by the UCI Department of Art, UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts with Partners Rhizome and LAXART The annual series, organized by graduate students in Art, invites artists, scholars, curators, critics, gallerists and writers to give public lectures and conduct studio visits with students relevant to graduate students' research and practice. The series is presented in a colloquium setting (this year via Zoom), where students engage in in-depth discussions with the visiting artists and scholars.

About the Artists

Arthur Jafa is an artist, filmmaker and cinematographer. Across three decades, Jafa has developed a dynamic practice comprising films, artefacts and happenings that reference and question the universal and specific articulations of Black being. Underscoring the many facets of Jafa’s practice is a recurring question: how can visual media, such as objects, static and moving images, transmit the equivalent “power, beauty and alienation” embedded within forms of Black music in US culture?

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa is an artist, an arts writer, and Graduate Program Director of the photography MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is on view in the exhibition Greater New York 2021, MoMA PS1, and his most recent book, Dark Mirrors, was released by MACK in Winter 2021.


Zoom Links / Streaming


Image: Arthur Jafa, AGHDRA, 2021, video still. © Arthur Jafa. Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery.

This series is made in part thanks to support from UCI Claire Trevor School of the arts and UCI Illuminations.

VALS is presented with generous support from The Claire Trevor Society and CTSA Dean's Fund for Excellence.

Thursday Mar 10, 2022, 7:00 pm