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Arthur Jafa, Love is the Message, The Message is Death (video still), 2016, single-channel digital video, colour, sound, 7min 25sec. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York.

The video art of Arthur Jafa: a counterpunch to anyone who wants to put people of colour in their place

Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death is undeniably rousing; a love song to identity as an unrestricted thing, capable of being motivated by awe and rebellion.
A still image from Pipilotti Rist’s Ever Is Over All, 1997, single channprojectors, players, sound system, paint, carpet, courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine. © the artist

Here’s looking at: Pipilotti Rist, Ever Is Over All

In 1997 Pippilotti Rist walked down a street of cars and smashed their windows in a vivaciously feminist call to arms. You might recognise the homage to Risk’s work in Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Cate Blanchett disappears into her role as the Mother in RED: sweating and furious with the fundamental compulsion to mate. © del kathryn barton

Sex, death and del kathryn barton

Cate Blanchett howls and contorts in RED, del kathryn barton’s ferocious exploration of female power.
Jesse Hlebo, In Pieces (for Sebastian), 2015. 15 minute video loop on 55" LCD TV, embedded in burnt plasterboard. panels, gasoline, found palettes. Edel Assanti

Jesse Hlebo: is anything authentic in the age of social media?

Jesse Hlebo is troubled. The New York-based artist’s latest exhibition, In Pieces explores information overload and authenticity in the internet era – and it’s a challenging place to spend some time. Walking…
Immigrant faces from the early 1900s watch Ellis Island visitors pick their way through a crumbling hospital. Aimee VonBokel

Artists’ installations raise questions about abandoned buildings

This fall, French street artist JR and American cinematographer Bradford Young each installed a series of portraits in crumbling New York buildings. The two projects were not coordinated, but together…
Ciara Phillips, Things Shared, 2014. Tate Photography

Turner Prize show fails to live up to potential of shortlist

Earlier this year, Turner Prize nominee Duncan Campbell said that in making films he attempts to find what the writer Samuel Beckett termed “a form that accommodates the mess”. It is exactly this search…
Analogue TV may be on the way out – but it’s been an involving medium for artists. Tele Visions/Lucy Parakhina

Art on screen: time stands still on analogue television

2013 will be remembered as the year analogue television was switched off in Australia. The curators of Tele Visions are celebrating the final days of analogue TV with a set of new and historically significant…

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