event · September 25

The Meaning of Like: Collage in the Real World

Join us for a lecture performance by Jibade-Khalil Huffman, the latest in his ongoing series of text/performance works. Working in between academic extrapolation and poetry reading, this new presentation is concerned with Huffman’s own interest in collage as well as a more art historical look at works in this mode, ranging from Romare Bearden to the present day prevalence of super-cuts and how our understanding of images is informed by the accessibility of YouTube and other newer archives.

Jibade-Khalil Huffman is an artist and the author of three books of poems, “19 Names For Our Band” (Fence, 2008), “James Brown is Dead” (Future Plan and Program, 2011) and “Sleeper Hold” (Fence, 2015). In 2017 he collaborated with the artist Daniel Gordon on a suite of prose poems published in conjunction with Gordon’s monograph, “Intermissions.” His recent and forthcoming exhibitions and performances include MoCA Cleveland, The Kitchen, Ballroom Marfa, Kadist, Atlanta Contemporary, the Hammer Museum, MOCA Detroit, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Jewish Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, The Studio Museum in Harlem and Swiss Institute. Huffman was a 2015-16 Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, a 2018-19 Resident at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and lives and works in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.


  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm


Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122 US