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Author Akomfrah, John,
Title Works. Selections
John Akomfrah : signs of empire / curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari ; edited by Thea Ballard with Dana Kopel.
Imprint New York, NY : New Museum, 2018.

Author Akomfrah, John,
Subject Akomfrah, John. -- Exhibitions.
Akomfrah, John -- Criticism and interpretation.
Video installations (Art) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions.
Postcolonialism and the arts -- Exhibitions.
Artists, Black -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Gioni, Massimiliano,
Carrion-Murayari, Gary,
Ballard, Thea,
Kopel, Dana,
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
Add Title Signs of empire
Description 125 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition "John Akomfrah: Signs of Empire" at the New Museum, New York, N.Y., June 20-September 2, 2018.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Director's foreword / Lisa Phillips -- Geography lessons: mapping the slide-tape texts of Black Audio Film Collective, 1982-84 / Zoe Whitley -- Plates: Expeditions one: Signs of empire -- A mysterious time traveler returns / Aram Moshayedi -- The self-moving-imagery of The unfinished conversation / Tina Campt -- Plates: The unfinished conversation -- Rising and falling: John Akomfrah's Transfigured night / Diana Nawi -- Plates: Transfigured night -- Feeding the ghost: John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea / T.J. Demos -- The wreck of Utopia: alienation and disalienation in John Akomfrah's postcolonial cinema / Okwui Enwezor -- Plates: Vertigo Sea --- John Akomfrah in conversation with Gary Carrion-Murayari -- Selected filmography / Thea Ballard & Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi.
Summary Since the early 1980s, Akomfrah's moving image works have offered some of the most rigorous and expansive reflections on the culture of the black diaspora. Zoe Whitley and Aram Moshayedi survey Akomfrah's early work as part of Black Audio Film Collective. Tina Campt explores the sonic resonances of Akomfrah's installation The Unfinished Conversation (2012), which focuses on the life of cultural theorist Stuart Hall. Diana Nawi examines the recent work Transfigured Night (2013/2018), considering how Akomfrah continues to find new languages for film, representation and narrative. T.J. Demos and Okwui Enwezor look at Vertigo Sea (2015), Akomfrah's monumental work exploring the concept of the black Atlantic, using the work to articulate the visual and philosophical underpinnings of Akomfrah's work across his career. Exhibition: New Museum, New York, USA (20.06.-02.09.2018).
ISBN 9780915557189 paperback
0915557185 paperback
OCLC # 1046071979

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