Arthur Jafa Profiled in New Yorker

December 14th, 2020

Arthur Jafa gets a profile in the New Yorker this week, as he discusses his work and his vision for Black visual arts. “Something I’ve pointed out a million times is that, if you look at Black folk and our visual expressivity, it’s very, very undeveloped in comparison to what we’ve been able to achieve in music,” he says. “It’s undeveloped despite the fact that we come from a visual tradition that’s just as rich as the musical one. There is no contemporary art without African descent. Cubism is Picasso trying to understand African artifacts.”

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