Luma Westbau presents three new exhibitions from 11 October:
— SONDRA PERRY — 'Typhoon coming on'
First solo exhibition in Switzerland of American artist Sondra Perry (b. 1986, Perth Amboy, New Jersey), who explores the intersection of black identity, digital culture and power structures through video, media, installation and performance.
— ARTHUR JAFA — 'Love is the Message, the Message is Death'
Set to Kanye West’s gospel-inspired hip-hop track, ‘Ultralight Beam’, Jafa’s work is a convergence of found footage that traces African-American identity through a vast spectrum of contemporary imagery. The meticulously edited 7-minute video jumps from photographs of civil rights leaders to helicopter views of the LA riots, suspending viewers in an emotional montage that is a testament to Jafa’s masterful ability to juxtapose and sequence footage and that poignantly embodies the artist’s desire to create a cinema that ‘replicates the power, beauty and alienation of Black Music’.
— SARAH MORRIS — 'Finite and Infinite Games'
Featuring German theorist, writer, and filmmaker Alexander Kluge, Morris’s film uses the Elbphilharmonie as a site to navigate an individual’s space, history, and narrative. Interweaving the voice of Kluge, the text of James P. Carse, and Morris’s own voice, “Finite and Infinite Games” proposes a dialogue between Morris and Kluge, freedom and finitude, rules and possibilities.
Opening preview: Thursday 11 October 2018, 6pm.
Luma Westbau & schwarzescafé, Löwenbräukunst, Zurich