“A Peculiar Vantage”: Panel discussion on Black Cinema I With Arthur Jafa, Christopher Jon Alexander, Larry Clark and Dennis Dortch I Moderation Megan Fraser
- Time of day7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
- Duration120 minutes
- Participantsmax. 200 people
- RegistrationPanel discussion takes place in the foyer of the museum.
Filmmaker, cinematographer, visual artist: Arthur Jafa is considered one of the most important African American artists of our time. As part of the anniversary exhibition "Forever Young," the Museum Brandhorst is showing selected photographic works and, from 1 July, its epic film "akingdoncomethas" (2018) for the first time in Europe. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and the Museum Brandhorst will jointly present the film program “A Peculiar Vantage: A Selection of Black Cinema“ (June 27 to July 6, 2019).
On the occasion of cooperation, a panel discussion will take place at the Museum Brandhorst on July 1 with Arthur Jafa and his guests. Participants include Larry Clark, one of the central protagonists of the L.A. Rebellion movement; filmmaker Dennis Dortch, co-founder of BLACK&SEXY TV; and director and film critic Christopher Jon Alexander. The conversation will be moderated (in English) by filmmaker Megan Fraser.
It starts at 7 p.m., admission begins at 6.30 p.m. The museum will remain open until 11 p.m. with access to the anniversary exhibition “Forever Young“. Admission is free, the number of places is limited.
On Arthur Jafa: Jafa has been known for his work as a filmmaker and cinematographer already since the early 1990s. His cinematography for Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust” was rewarded with the prize for best camera at the Sundance Film Festival in 1991. This was followed by cooperations with Spike Lee on his milieu study “Crooklyn” (1994). In 2013, Jafa, Elissa Blount Moorhead and Malik Sayeed founded the film production company TNEG to promote black cinema. In 2017 he directed the video for Jay-Z’s “4:44”. At the beginning of May 2019 he received the Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Biennale.
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