Ulysses Jenkins: Without Your Interpretation documentary
Mar 24, 2022
In this documentary short, filmmaker JJ Anderson traces the life and career of Ulysses Jenkins, a pivotal influence in contemporary art of the last 50 years. The film follows Jenkins’s start as a painter and muralist and his evolution into a seminal video artist with landmark works such as Mass of Images and Two-Zone Transfer. The film is presented in conjunction with Jenkins’s career retrospective—and first solo museum exhibition, organized by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Featuring in-depth interviews with Jenkins as well as artists Todd Gray, Maren Hassinger, Senga Nengudi, May Sun, and Matthew Thomas; scholar Dr. Bridget Cooks; and exhibition curators Erin Christovale and Meg Onli.