A series of utterly improbable, yet extraordinary renditions / Arthur Jafa ; editors: Amira Gad and Joseph Constable.
- London : Serpentine Galleries : Koenig Books, 
839 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 34 cm
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- Black topological existence / Fred Moten
The visual frequency of black life / Tina M. Campt
Arthur Jafa's monstrous cinema / Ernest Hardy
It is in the brewing luminous / John Akomfrah
Some very preliminary thoughts on the work of Frida Orupabo_Missylanyus_Ming Smith / Arthur Jafa
Miles Davis / Lucius Shepard
The women men don't see / James Tiptree, Jr.
The terrible beauty of the slum / Saidiya Hartman
Ruttier for the marooned in the diaspora / Dionne Brand
Rethinking 'aesthetics': notes towards a deciphering practice / Sylvia Wynter
The python will swallow anything whole / Akwaeke Emezi
Is the rectum a grave? / Leo Bersani
Nothing like the son: on Robert Mapplethorpe's X portfolio / Dave Hickey
Is kinship always already heterosexual? / Judith Butler
Mama's baby, papa's maybe: an American grammar book / Hortense J. Spillers
The plastic inevitable: on Andy Warhol / Jean Baudrillard
The screamers / Amiri Baraka
Cecil Taylor's monster movie / Greg Tate
Stars in my pocket like grains of sand / Samuel R. Delany
1730: becoming-intense, becoming-animal, becoming-imperceptible (Excerpt 1) / Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari
1730: becoming-intense, becoming-animal, becoming-imperceptible (Excerpt 2) / Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari
Towards a global idea of race / Denise Ferreira da Silva
From a broken bottle traces of perfume still emanate / Nathaniel Mackey
Sound structure of subculture becoming major breath/naked fire gesture / Cecil Taylor
Akomfrahgment / Fred Moten
Reciprocity and rape: blackness and the paradox of sexual violence / Frank B. Wilderson, III
Ra, your gignity our echo / Fred Moten
Ẹbọra / M. NourbeSe Philip
The people of sand and slag / Paolo Bacigalupi
Darling / Hilton Als
Untitled text / Jerzy Grotowski
Black memorabilia / CM Burroughs
The lions / John Keene
Sly Stone: the myth of Staggerlee / Greil Marcus
Dear incubator / CM Burroughs
Fon / Henry Dumas
Epilogue / Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yana Peel
Additional thought in the form of a letter of recommendation / Arthur Jafa
Thank you / Arthur Jafa.
- This catalogue is published to accompany Arthur Jafa's exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries: A Series of Utterly Improbably, Yet Extraordinary Renditions (8 June-10 September 2017) that traveled to the Julia Stoschek Collection in Berlin (11 February-25 November 2018).
Includes bibliographical references.
- Serpentine Gallery, host institution.
Gad, Amira, editor.
Constable, Joseph, editor.
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