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Reception: Just Futures Exhibition

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Presented by: 
Institute of the Arts and Sciences
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

Opening reception for Just Futures, a highly anticipated video exhibition featuring the works of Arthur JafaMartine Syms, and Black Quantum Futurism, with remarks from Arts Dean Celine Parreñas-Shimizu, the exhibition's curator, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture T.J. Demos, and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Camilla Hawthorne.

The centerpiece of the exhibition, Arthur Jafa's "Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death," was screened simultaneously over 48 hours across art museums in 2020 as an international response to racial justice uprisings and civil unrest. More information about the Just Futures exhibition here.

Notice to attendees: exhibition includes violent imagery and content.
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Attend in person.
Ongoing Exhibition: through March 19, 2022
Free and open to the public.

All attendees must wear an approved face covering, while inside the venue, for the duration of the event, and be prepared to show the following documentation.
Visitors: complete and be prepared to present proof of the UCSC Symptom Check (complete online, on the day of the event, prior to coming to campus)
UCSC students: Show green clearance badge
UCSC employees: Show Symptom Check clearance email

Tuesday—Saturday, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The closest parking lots to the Gallery are #124 and #125 at Porter College.
​Additional parking can be found at the #126 Performing Arts lot.
Permits are required 7 days a week in campus lots. See Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) for visitor parking information, ParkMobile instructions, and a campus parking map.

image credit:  still photo from "Love Is The Message, The Message is Death," Arthur Jafa (2016). Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.