Special Art Buzz: Maryam Jafri in conversation with Jamillah James + Tour

Maryam Jafri, Maryam Jafri (b. 1972) is an artist working across media and genres—video, sculpture, performance, and photography. Informed by a research based, interdisciplinary process, her artworks are often marked by a visual language poised between film and theater and a series of narrative experiments oscillating between script and document, fragment and whole. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; Kunsthalle Basel; Gasworks, London; and group
free    |  Jun 28, 2019  |  5:00PM - 7:00PM
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

For the closing weekend of Maryam Jafri’s exhibition I Drank the Kool-Aid but I Didn’t Inhale, Maryam Jafri will join ICA Curator Jamillah James to discuss her process using research and interdisciplinary approaches to make work of conceptual inquiry on such perennial subjects as consumer culture, representation, economics, and politics. The discussion will be part of a tour of Jafri’s exhibition followed by refreshments and light snacks.

I Drank the Kool-Aid but I Didn’t Inhale is Jafri’s first solo presentation in the US, which combines framed texts, “still life” product photography, and unsuccessful food products from the private archives of anonymous food industry figures.