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Prisoner of Love, Roundtable with Naomi Beckwith

Free
  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, 2016
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Anonymous gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017.34, Images courtesy Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome
Arthur Jafa, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, 2016. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, anonymous gift to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Image courtesy of Arthur Jafa and Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/Rome
Visitor response card from Prisoner of Love, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Jan 26–Oct 27, 2019
Photo: © MCA Chicago

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Discuss the powerful themes and imagery in Arthur Jafa's moving video artwork, Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death, in an open conversation between visitors and Manilow Senior Curator Naomi Beckwith. Using the exhibition's response cards as a starting point, patrons are encouraged to ask questions about the work, share their experience of watching it, and consider its depictions of trauma and transcendence.