Connect with us

    Hi, what are you looking for?

    John Akomfrah
    John Akomfrah

    Celeb News

    British-Ghanaian Filmmaker And Artist John Akomfrah Will Represent The UK At The 2024 Venice Biennale.

    Sir John Akomfrah will represent the United Kingdom in the 2024 Venice Biennale, according to a statement from the British Council.

    The British-born artist, who was born in Ghana, came to Britain when he was four years old. He has previously stated that he has a “moral duty” to produce works that are concerned with migration and reject the “rhetoric of contagion” that focuses on migrants who enter Europe.

    The Black Audio Film Collective (BAFC), founded in 1982 by 65-year-old Akomfrah, examined issues of racial injustice, global warming, diasporic identity, and colonial legacies. The artist was recently knighted for his contributions to the BAFC as part of the King’s New Year UK Honours List for 2023.

    Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
    MIGHT BE INTERESTED  Sarkodie Humiliate Himself when the American Presenter Embarrass Him with the Past of Ghana

    “I see this invitation as recognition of and a platform for all those I have collaborated with over the decades, and who continue to make my work possible. I’m grateful to be given a moment to explore the complex history and significance of this institution and the nation it represents, as well as its architectural home in Venice – with all the stories it has told and will continue to,” said the artist in a statement.

    Amongst his award-winning installations, Akomfrah shed light on the hardships experienced by migrants in the UK in Mnemosyne (2010), as well as portraying humanity’s complex relationship with the natural world in Four Nocturnes (2019), which went on view at the 2019 Venice Biennale.

    “His creativity consistently evokes profound thought and wonder because of its caliber and contextual richness. It is an exciting time for the British Council to have such a renowned British-Ghanaian artist in Venice, according to Skinder Hundal, the organization’s global director of art.

    From April 20 to November 24, 2024, the 60th Venice Biennale will take place. For further details, kindly visit the organizer’s website.

    Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


    Click to comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


    You May Also Like

    Celeb News

    Mr. Eazi promised to recognise outstanding student at C.K. Tedam University of Technology and Applied Sciences (CKT-UTAS), in Navrongo, Upper East Region, Ghana, Now,...


    The first 500 new enrollees will receive a one-month subscription on the SVOD platform for Easter as part of a partnership between Binance and...


    Two online Information Technology degrees have been made available by the Open Institute of Technology (OPIT), an EQF (European Qualification Framework) -accredited higher education...


    Ghanaian singer/song writer Mista Myles earlier this month via social media announced that he will be releasing his first body of work later this...

    Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :
    Verified by MonsterInsights