early work with the Video Venice Collective in the 1970s, Ulysses S. Jenkins has been creating
powerful work that provokes and boldly ask questions regarding of race, history
University of Chicago Professor Jacqueline Stewart points out Jenkins’ work “critiques
mass media representation (particularly of African American men) while
exploring historical and spiritual resistances to state power and structural
racism”. And he also as well “blends conceptual complexity and political
urgency with earthy humor as he explores the media’s portrayal of African
Currently a Professor
of Art at the Claire Trevor School of Art at the University of California at
Irvine, Jenkins video work has been exhibited in museums and galleries all
across the country and overseas such as the Les Soriee Nomades, cycle Nuits
Noires, at Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris.
will make an extended visit to Chicago with an appearance at the Black Cinema House
in Chicago located at 7200 S. Kimbark starting on Friday May 1 starting at 7PM
to discuss his career and screen several examples of his work over the last 4 decades.
will be moderated by Professor Stewart and as with all programs at the Black
Cinema House seating is free but limited, so go HERE to RSVP in advance.
below a video with Jenkins discussing his work