Arthur Jafa

September 2021—February 2023
Several people stand and sit in a room in front of a large, projected sun.

On view in Room 6 of the Pavilions was the first solo presentation in the Washington, D.C. area of works by Arthur Jafa (American, b. 1960), who is best known for his films incorporating powerful montages of found images and videos that reference the pain, beauty, and creativity inherent in Black American life. Jafa’s presentation in Room 6 brought together a variety of modes and mediums central to the artist’s practice, including film, sculpture, and photography. He is the winner of the top prize at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019.

Daily showings of akingdoncomethas at 11am and 2pm.
Runtime 1 hr 45 min.

Exhibition Preview

    • Untitled
      Arthur Jafa
      Untitled, 2019
      Jafa 2019
    • My Little Buddha
      Arthur Jafa
      My Little Buddha, 2018
      Jafa 2018
    • Big Wheel VI
      Arthur Jafa
      Big Wheel VI, 2018
      Jafa 2018
    • akingdoncomethas
      Arthur Jafa
      akingdoncomethas, 2018
      On View Jafa 2018
    • Ex-Slave Gordon
      Arthur Jafa
      Ex-Slave Gordon, 2017
      Jafa 2017