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With ariella tai, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman
Wed, February 24, 6pm EST
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Join us for a conversation with artists Jibade-Khalil Huffman and ariella tai for a discussion about joy, collaboration, and making new work now. Tai is featured in new installation at TUAG that explores the archive, race, and media, curated by Huffman as an extension of his exhibition Now That I Can Dance. Both projects are on view and online through March 26th.

ariella tai is a video artist, film scholar, and independent programmer based in Portland, OR.  They are interested in black performance and cultural vernaculars in film, television, and media studies. tai is one half of “the first and the last,” a fellowship, workshop, and screening series supporting and celebrating the work of black women and femmes in film, video, and new media art.  They have shown work at Anthology Film Archives, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Northwest Film Center, Wa Na Wari, the Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, MOCA, and Smack Mellon, amongst others. tai’s most recent video work "safehouse" premiered at Trinity Square Video in Toronto, ON., Vulture, ARTnews, Barron’s, the San Francisco Chronicle, and DAZED Magazine.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman makes installations, videos, and photo works that use image and text to challenge our understanding of narrative form. He often returns to the site of remembered films or television shows to insert and layer new registers of meaning. His exhibition, Jibade-Khalil Huffman: Now That I Can Dance is on view at TUAG until March 26th. Huffman’s past exhibitions include Magenta Plains, New York, Ballroom Marfa, MOCA Cleveland, the Hammer Museum, MOCA Detroit, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Jewish Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Swiss Institute, New York. Educated at Bard College (BA), Brown University (MFA, Literary Arts), and USC (MFA, Studio Art), his awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the Jerome Foundation Travel Grant and fellowships from the Lighthouse Works, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Huffman was a 2015-16 Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem and is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.