Lisson Gallery

John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster

London, 13 April – 10 July 2021

John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster

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Lisson Gallery is delighted to unveil a series of new and recent works by celebrated artist, filmmaker, lecturer and writer, John Akomfrah. The exhibition includes a new three-screen video installation alongside a series of new photo-text works. Featuring footage filmed over the past year, this new body of work responds directly to the events of 2020, most notably the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations against imperialist monuments, presenting a rethinking of historical narratives. The exhibition will also include the UK premiere of the ground-breaking three-screen film, Four Nocturnes (2019), co-commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana, Sharjah Art Foundation and Smoking Dogs Films for the inaugural Ghana Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.

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67 Lisson Street

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