John Akomfrah

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Bath’s slavery past, an exiled Iraqi and Britain’s first celebs – the week in art
Early photographs are put in the frame, Günther Förg revels in colour, Alberta Whittle probes Bath, and sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud gets an extended run

Jonathan Jones

30, Jan, 2023 @11:21 AM

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John Akomfrah to represent Britain at Venice Biennale
The artist known for exploring racial injustice, migration and climate crisis in his films and multiscreen installations will fill the British pavilion next year

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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John Akomfrah on Stuart Hall: ‘When I first read him, I thought he was white’
The artist is revisiting his three-screen film about the legendary thinker and activist, which takes in jazz, Vietnam, and the family trauma that haunted Hall

Colin Grant

16, May, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Apocalypse now: John Akomfrah’s The Unintended Beauty of Disaster
Lisson Gallery, London
With a relentless video onslaught, Akomfrah confronts colonialism, slavery, migrants and the obliteration of the natural world with astonishing results

Adrian Searle

15, Apr, 2021 @3:24 PM

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Honey, they shrunk the art … top artists create works for tiny gallery
Creative giants from Hirst to Hambling have produced masterpieces a few centimetres across for a scaled-down show

Vanessa Thorpe

28, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Artes Mundi review – around the world in richly absorbing art
The biennial Welsh arts prize shortlist sweeps the globe – online and over three venues in Cardiff

Laura Cumming

14, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Future of Tate Britain's 'offensive' Rex Whistler mural under review
Judgment by the Tate’s ethics committee means restaurant in room with mural may close

Lanre Bakare

07, Dec, 2020 @6:13 PM

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From Warhol to Steve McQueen: a history of video art in 30 works
Starting with experimental film in the 60s, video art has revolutionised the art world. We celebrate the medium through its most groundbreaking pieces

Barbara London, Skye Sherwin & Oliver Basciano

17, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Private view: our art critic's favourite online galleries
The world’s great art museums have closed their doors – but you can travel within their walls virtually to see treasures up close

Adrian Searle

25, Mar, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The best art of the 21st century
Steve McQueen in bed, Ai Weiwei in trouble, Pussy Riot in church and Ragnar Kjartansson in the bath – they’re all included in our countdown of the best art since 2000

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones, Sean O’Hagan and Hettie Judah

17, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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UK galleries have embraced black artists, says exhibition curator
Zak Ové of Get Up, Stand Up Now show feels cultural scene has never been more accepting

Lanre Bakare

11, Jun, 2019 @2:21 PM

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Get Up, Stand Up Now: Black British art's response to the Windrush scandal
A new exhibition celebrates black British creativity. Its curator discusses the show and talks us through eight key pieces

Colin Grant

02, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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