Lisson Gallery

John Akomfrah: The Airport

Beijing, 27 May – 14 October 2023

John Akomfrah: The Airport artwork
John Akomfrah: The Airport artwork
John Akomfrah: The Airport artwork

Artist and filmmaker, John Akomfrah presents his first solo exhibition in China at Lisson Gallery Beijing, with the artist’s three-channel film installation, The Airport (2016), a three-screen film installation conceived as a meditation on the history of Greece, the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and its aftermath. The exhibition follows the premiere of two major new commissions for Sharjah Biennial in February 2023, and the announcement that Akomfrah will represent Great Britain at the 2024 Venice Biennale – following his participation in the inaugural, critically acclaimed Ghana Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Earlier this year, Akomfrah was awarded a knighthood in the King’s New Year UK Honours List, after receiving a CBE in 2017.

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