Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, the Message is Death at PAMM

Thu Aug 30, 2018 - Sun Apr 21, 2019

Over the course of more than 30 years, Arthur Jafa (b. 1960, Tupelo, Mississippi) has examined prevailing assumptions about race and identity through an interdisciplinary practice that combines film, installation, sculpture, and performance. His much-celebrated 2016 video Love is the Message, the Message is Death captures the powerful emotions that underlie the African American experience, past and present. Encompassing scenes of heightened … +


Meiro Koizumi: Battlelands at PAMM

Fri Mar 23, 2018 - Sun Aug 19, 2018

Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a newly-commissioned video work by Meiro Koizumi (b. 1976, Gunma, Japan; lives in Tokyo). Working primarily in video and performance, Koizumi’s works investigate the boundaries between the private and the public, between authentic and staged emotions. They often present everyday situations transformed into sites of tension, involving conflicts between duty and desire. In this new work, Koizumi … +


John Akomfrah: Tropikos at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Fri 24 Feb, 2017 - Sun 17 Sep, 2017

John Akomfrah: Tropikos presents the artist’s 2016 film Tropikos, which examines the original encounter between European explorers and the people of Africa in the 16th century. This large-scale video installation was filmed in the Tamar Valley and Plymouth, England—a location with significant, if often forgotten, ties to the slave industry: it is where the first British slaving excursion set sail for Africa. … +