An Evening with Video Performance Artist Ulysses S. Jenkins

Since his early work with the Video Venice Collective in the 1970s, Ulysses S. Jenkins has been creating powerful work that provokes and boldly ask questions regarding of race, history and images.

As University of Chicago Professor Jacqueline Stewart points out Jenkins’ work “critiques mass media representation (particularly of African American men) while exploring historical and spiritual resistances to state power and structural racism”. And he also as well “blends conceptual complexity and political urgency with earthy humor as he explores the media’s portrayal of African Americans”.

Currently a Professor of Art at the Claire Trevor School of Art at the University of California at Irvine, Jenkins video work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all across the country and overseas such as the Les Soriee Nomades, cycle Nuits Noires, at Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.

Now Jenkins will make an extended visit to Chicago with an appearance at the Black Cinema House in Chicago located at 7200 S. Kimbark starting on Friday May 1 starting at 7PM to discuss his career and screen several examples of his work over the last 4 decades.

The event will be moderated by Professor Stewart and as with all programs at the Black Cinema House seating is free but limited, so go HERE to RSVP in advance.

Attend Event | Chicago | May 1 at Black Cinema House

Article Republished Courtesy, Shadow And Act:

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