Event Jenn Nkiru and Atong Atem

Jenn Nkiru and Atong Atem

In Conversation

09 June 2022
6–7pm

Join us online for a conversation with award-winning visionary artist and director Jenn Nkiru to gain insight into her vibrant video practice. Nkiru will be in dialogue with fellow artist Atong Atem, to discuss experimental documentary-making, Afrofuturism, reclaiming the archive, and cultural histories in her video art practice. This conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.

Register for the Zoom link here.

Jenn Nkiru is an award-winning visionary artist and director. Pushed through an afro surrealist lens, her works are grounded in the history of black music, the aesthetics of experimental film, international art cinema, the black arts movement, and the rich and variegated tradition of cinemas of the black diaspora and their distinct experimentation with the politics of form.

Nkiru’s first solo exhibition in Australia REBIRTH IS NECESSARY is currently on show at the IMA. REBIRTH IS NECESSARY explores the magic and dynamism of Blackness in a realm where time and space are altered. The now, the past, and the future are rethought and reordered to create something soulful and mind-bendingly visceral.

Jenn Nkiru, 'REBIRTH IS NECESSARY' (video still), 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Mothership.

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REBIRTH IS NECESSARY

14 May–09 Jul 2022

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