october, 2021

13oct4:00 pm5:30 pmFeaturedGale Memorial Lecture Series Fall 2021NO TIME FOR POETRY BUT EXACTLY WHAT IS or POETIC THINKING IN ART


Event Details

Our Gale Memorial Lecture series continues THIS WEDNESDAY at 4 pm with a visit from Jibade-Khalil Huffman. 

The lecture starts at 4 pm in CTR ART 2018. 

Jibade-Khalil Huffman (b. 1981) is an artist and writer whose video and photo works use found, archival material, and contemporary ephemera to address slippage in memory and language, particular to race and visibility. Lyrical strophes of text and densely composed imagery produce objects of perpetual flux, indexed by accumulating layers that challenge normative symbolic and semiotic hierarchies. Through projection and repetition, Huffman’s work evokes the untranslatable, ruminating on the liminal qualities of singular experiences through narrative and graphic rhythms.

Huffman’s work has been exhibited in recent solo and group exhibitions at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, SC; Tufts University Art Galleries, Medford, MA; Magenta Plains, New York, NY; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; The Kitchen, NYC, NY; MoCA Tucson, AZ; Swiss Institute, New York, NY; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City, NY; and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Huffman received an MFA from Brown University (Literary Arts), an MFA from the University of Southern California (Studio Art), and a BFA from Bard College. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Kadist, San Francisco, CA / Paris, France; Pierce & Hill Harper Arts Foundation, Detroit, MI; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY. Huffman is also the author of three books of poems: Sleeper Hold (Fence, 2015), James Brown is Dead (Future Plan and Program, 2011), and 19 Names For Our Band (Fence, 2008). He lives and works in North Carolina.

To read more about the lecture series, please visit the UNM, 2021 Gale Memorial Lecture Series Website.


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(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Center for the Arts Rm 2018