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Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death at the Tate Liverpool

Arthur Jafa’s radical video work that has sparked debate about race relations in the US is coming to Tate Liverpool this year. Helen Legg, the gallery director, said that Arthur Jafa’s Love is the Message, The Message is Death (2016) “speaks of our current political moment with great urgency; we felt it important to bring […]

Look up: Trevor Paglen’s work on government surveillance

As of December 3rd, artist and geographer Trevor Paglen put a massive inflatable mirror into orbit. As a way to highlight the infrastructure of surveillance, Paglen created a large-scale silver balloon out of a lightweight Mylar-like material and sent it into low Earth orbit (about 350 miles above the earth’s surface.) The work sounds like […]