Studio Screen: Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Celebrating film and video as important source material for artists, Studio Screen presents exhibition-related screenings and conversations that engage the complex intersections of modern media and contemporary art.

On the occasion of Tenses: Artists in Residence 2015–16, join us as artist in residence Jibade-Khalil Huffman presents a new text—written in conjunction with a project for Triple Canopy—concerned with hip hop, music videos and visibility. Running alongside Huffman's text will be a presentation of music videos, film clips and interviews with artists, directors and industry creators and tastemakers. 

This program is free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. To purchase advance tickets, please click here. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981, Detroit, MI) is the author of three books of poems: 19 Names For Our Band (2008), James Brown Is Dead (2011) and Sleeper Hold (2015). His projects fuse the visual arts and writing, combing poetic/essayistic texts with video installation, photography and performance, and have been presented at P.S.1/MoMA in New York, the Hammer in Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Southern Exposure in San Francisco, among others. He received a BA in photography in 2003 from Bard College, an MFA in literary arts in 2005 from Brown University and an MFA in Studio Art in 2013 from the University of Southern California. Huffman's latest complex installation layers digital and photographic images with moving images in space. Working between sculpture, video, screen-prints and photographs, Huffman has orchestrated a space that confuses our perception of visual information. Huffman has developed innovative display strategies that serve as formal investigations into composition and space, by using the photographic medium in ways in which the digital and analog, the projected and real, exist in strategic overlap.