Darkness Made Visible – Derek Jarman and Mark Bradford

Blue - Derek Jarman, Darkness Made Visible


Between March 25th and July 30th 2017 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be available to see an exhibition that pairs Derek Jarman’s final film Blue (1993) and Mark Bradford’s video installation Spiderman (2015).
The script includes personal comments from Derek Jarman on his illness combined with Mark Bradford’s role of a black transgender comedian, who cannot be seen but only heard in a red spotlight room.

Mark Bradford was born 1961 and is based in Los Angeles. He finished BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and MFA (Master of Fine Arts). Bradford is known for his paintings combined with collage and works in a wide range of visionary practice. Some pieces like A Truly Rich Man is One Whose Children Run into His Arms Even When His Hands Are Empty (2008) that subliminal displays the battle between race and poverty and Help Us, a piece of wood saved from Hurricane Katrina that displays the despair of survivors of the Third Ward in New Orleans. Mark Bradford is not only a painter, but also an artist who works and combines video, print and installations. Some of his works are: Pull Painting 1 – as a part of a Matrix project. This piece was created directly on the wall and afterwards it was destroyed. Waterfall (2015) – a collage painting, more like strings in diverse colours, that is hanging on the room ceiling and reaching all over to the floor. And these are only a few of his many art projects and exhibitions where he is working on.

Screenings are each day at 10:15, 11:30 am and 12:45, 2:00 and 3:15 pm and additional screenings are on Friday at 4, 5:15, 7 and 8:15 pm. More about this exhibition on this link.