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John Akomfrah, installation view, "Four Nocturnes," 2019; © Smoking Dogs Films, courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
John Akomfrah, "Four Nocturnes" (film still), 2019, Three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound, 50 minutes; Co-commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana, Sharjah Art Foundation and Smoking Dogs Films, © Smoking Dogs Films, courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
John Akomfrah, "The Monuments of Being” Series No. Nine, 2021, Giclee Print, Gold, Text, 55 1/4 x 54 1/8 x 1 3/8 inches; © Smoking Dogs Films, courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
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John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster

Lisson Gallery has presented an exhibition of new and recent works by John Akomfrah, titled “The Unintended Beauty of Disaster.”

April 13, 2021 - June 5, 2021

Open by appointment only through June 5, Lisson Gallery has presented an exhibition of new and recent works by John Akomfrah. Titled “The Unintended Beauty of Disaster,” the show responds to the events of 2020 like the Black Lives Matter protests, following the artist’s reflection on our collective consciousness surrounding topics like ecological disaster, post-colonialism, and the Black British identity. In the show, viewers will find works like Our Skin Is a Monument I, named for Caroline Randall Williams’s essay My Body is a Confederate Monument and the three-screen film Four Nocturns, which is being filmed in the U.K. for the first time.

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27 Bell St, London NW1 5BY, UK
Apr 13 - Jun 5
Lisson Gallery
John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster
Lisson Gallery has presented an exhibition of new and recent works by John Akomfrah, titled “The Unintended Beauty of Disaster.”

Exhibitions

London, Mayfair |Exhibitions

Early Paradise

"Early Paradise" features Kat Lyons's thought-provoking surrealist compositions, drawing from her upbringing on a small livestock farm.

Francisca Sosa López: …y nada, agarré mis peroles y me fuí

Francisca Sosa López’s exhibition “…y nada, agarré mis peroles y me fuí” is open at London’s Pippy Houldsworth Gallery through February 12, 2022.

Annina Roescheisen: Vibrational Strings

Annina Roescheisen's "Vibrational Strings" follows her ongoing exploration of the effects of imperceptible elements on our physicality and emotions.

Mitchell Anderson: Flower Paintings

Mitchell Anderson's "Flower Paintings" explores ideas of monochrome, titled in reference to the famous series by Andy Warhol.

Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away

The inaugural exhibition at Pace’s new London gallery space, “Mark Rothko 1968: Clearing Away” features paintings on paper created in the later years of Rothko’s life.

Ibrahim Mahama: Lazarus

Ibrahim Mahama's "Lazarus" offers a narrative on the passage of time and concepts of obsolescence and regeneration.

Pamela Rosenkranz: Healer

Pamela Rosenkranz’s first solo exhibition at Sprüth Magers in London, “Healer” follows the artist’s exploration of the authenticity of the human experience.

George Condo: Ideals of the Unfound Truth

Filling both of Hauser & Wirth’s London galleries, George Condo’s “Ideals of the Unfound Truth" features a series of new drawings and paintings.

The EY Exhibition: The Making of Rodin

Part of The EY Tate Arts Partnership, “The Making of Rodin” dives into the unconventional sculpting practice of Auguste Rodin.

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