• John Akomfrah to Represent Britain at 2024 Venice Biennale

    14 days ago - By Hypebeast

    The British Council announced that Sir John Akomfrah will represent the United Kingdom at the 2024 Venice Biennale. The Ghanaian-born artist immigrated to Britain at age four and has said in a past interview that he feels a "moral obligation" to create works that center around migration and resist the “rhetoric of contagion” that probe into refugees who come to Europe. At age 65, Akomfrah was one of the founders of the Black Audio Film Collective in 1982, which explored themes pertaining racial injustice, climate change, diasporic identity and colonialist legacies - to which the artist was...
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