Love is the Message, The Message is Death

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September 21st – October 22nd
Friday 1-7pm; Saturday 12-5pm; By appointment
Bringing art to nontraditional spaces and places in Detroit, Arthur Jafa’s presentation in a building off of Bellevue located near MLK High School seeks to unite and examine what it means to live in America in 2017. Mississippi born Jafa edits scenes of black leaders, musicians, singers, dancers and athletes — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, LeBron James — as well as church soloists and choirs, alternate with video of acts of police harassment and brutality against black men, women and children, including a fatal shooting. The video is set to Kanye West’s rap-gospel, “Ultralight Beam.” A robust schedule of pubic programs will accompany and be lead by the artist and Greg Tate. New York Times critic Roberta Smith says “Anyone within striking distance of Manhattan should see Arthur Jafa’s searing video Love Is the Message. It is almost unbearably pertinent to our current racial divide.”

An offsite exhibition. The exhibition is located at 1086 Bellevue Street, Detroit.
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Add to Calendar 09/21/2018 10/22/2018 America/Detroit Love is the Message, The Message is Death Bringing art to nontraditional spaces and places in Detroit, Arthur Jafa’s presentation in a building off of Bellevue located near MLK High School seeks to unite and examine what it means to live in America in 2017. Mississippi born Jafa edits scenes of black leaders, musicians, singers, dancers and athletes — the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, LeBron James — as well as church soloists and choirs, alternate with video of acts of police harassment and brutality against black men, women and children, including a fatal shooting. The video is set to Kanye West’s rap-gospel, “Ultralight Beam.” A robust schedule of pubic programs will accompany and be lead by the artist and Greg Tate. New York Times critic Roberta Smith says “Anyone within striking distance of Manhattan should see Arthur Jafa’s searing video Love Is the Message. It is almost unbearably pertinent to our current racial divide.”

An offsite exhibition. The exhibition is located at 1086 Bellevue Street, Detroit.
1086 Bellevue Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Phone for tickets/more information: (313) 832-4494
Email for tickets/more information: [email protected]
Website for tickets/more information: http://mocadetroit.org/current-exhibitions/
Parking Cost and Availability:
Our parking lot is located off of Garfield St. We recommend taking John R to Garfield. If you are traveling from I-75 northbound take the exit at Mack Ave. to John R north. If you are traveling southbound on I-75, take the Warren exit west to John R south. Visitors traveling from the M-10 Lodge Freeway take the Forest Ave exit east to John R south. Detroit is getting a street car line, the M1 Rail! As such construction has made some areas of Woodward Avenue difficult to travel. For full lane closures and directions, check the M1 Rail's interactive map at http://m-1rail.com/construction/construction-map/
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