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Still from the music video for "APESHIT" by The Carters. Jenn Nkiru, Second Unit Director, 2018.

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Still from the music video for "Hub-Tones" by Kamasi Washington. Directed by Jenn Nkiru, 2018.

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Still from the short film "Black Star: Rebirth Is Necessary," Directed by Jenn Nkiru, 2017.

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Still from the short film "Black to Techno," Directed by Jenn Nkiru, 2019, in collaboration with Frieze and Gucci.

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Wavelength: Jenn Nkiru

Tuesday, Apr 19

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars have been invited to share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public.

 

Jenn Nkiru is a Nigerian-British artist and director. She was featured as the second unit director of Ricky Saiz’s video for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Apeshit which was released in 2018. In 2019, she was selected to participate in the 2019 Whitney Biennial. Her recent video work OUT / SIDE OF TIME is on view now as a part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room. Pushed through an Afro-surrealist lens, her practice is grounded in the history of Black music and the aesthetics of experimental film and international art cinema. Her work draws on 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. Her work blends elements of history, identity, politics, music, documentary and dance.

UPCOMING WAVELENGTH EVENTS

Wavelength: Laure Prouvost

Tuesday, Jan 25

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Tuesday, Feb 22

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Lauren Lee McCarthy

Tuesday, Mar 15

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Jenn Nkiru

Tuesday, Apr 19

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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PAST WAVELENGTH EVENTS

Wavelength: Alice Sheppard

Tuesday, Nov 30

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Elegance Bratton + Chester Algernal Gordon

Tuesday, Oct 19

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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Wavelength: Prem Krishnamurthy

Tuesday, Sep 21

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Mohamed Bourouissa

Tuesday, Apr 27

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Virginia Lung

Tuesday, Apr 13

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Tarek Atoui

Tuesday, Mar 30

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Onye Ozuzu

Tuesday, Mar 16

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Ryan Dennis

Tuesday, Mar 2

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: American Artist

Tuesday, Feb 16

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Akram Zaatari

Tuesday, Jan 26

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Meriem Bennani

Tuesday, Nov 10

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Amal Khalaf

Tuesday, Oct 27

12:00 PM–2:00 PM

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Wavelength: Michael Rakowitz

Tuesday, Oct 13

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Christine Sun Kim

Tuesday, Sep 29

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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Wavelength: Raven Chacon

Tuesday, Sep 15

12:00 PM–1:30 PM

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