Rouse Visiting Artist Screening: Kahlil Joseph


Thursday, February 22, 2018, 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, Room 105, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge

Kahlil Joseph is an American artist and filmmaker working in Los Angeles. In a cover profile of Joseph and his work, Art Papers writes:

“For years, the name Kahlil Joseph seems to have traveled via word of mouth: The New Yorker critic Hilton Als heard about him from writer Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts; Kara Walker found his work through artist Deana Lawson. The opening of Double Conscience (2015), however, inducts Joseph into the institutional framework that is contemporary art...Kahlil Joseph is best described as a filmmaker. What complicates that identity is that he's a filmmaker who's poised to profoundly disturb the boundaries between art forms, and disorder the depiction of race on film. His works erode lingering distinctions between music video, art-house film, and new media art. A common experience in front of one of his films seems to be that viewers don't care what they think they are watching—they just want to see it again.”

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