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John Akomfrah in Conversation

Join British artist, film-maker and writer John Akomfrah and a panel of speakers for a talk on the architecture of memory, migration and multiculturalism.

What to expect

John Akomfrah is a renowned artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explores the experiences of migrant diasporas globally.

To coincide with the exhibition David Adjaye: Making Memory, John Akomfrah joins a panel of thinkers and practitioners for a discussion on the architecture of memory, migration and multiculturalism.

John Akomfrah Vertigo Sea, 2015 Three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound 48 minutes 30 seconds

John Akomfrah Vertigo Sea, 2015 Three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound 48 minutes 30 seconds

Sclera credit Leonardo Finotti

Gwanjgu River Reading Room credit Kyungsub Shin

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/Concession: £8
Members: £5

John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah (born 1957) lives and works in London. A hugely respected artist and filmmaker, his works are characterised by their investigations into memory, post-colonialism, temporality and aesthetics and often explores the experiences of migrant diasporas globally. Akomfrah was a founding member of the influential Black Audio Film Collective.

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David Adjaye: Making Memory

Experience the storytelling power of architecture through an exploration of seven monumental projects from celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE.

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Background image | John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016. Two channel HD colour video installation, 5.1 sound. 40 minutes 30 seconds