The polyphonic has been a guiding principle in John Akomfrah 's work. As a founding member of the Black Audio Film Collective, which was active from 1982 to 1998, Akomfrah produced experimental documentaries and films that responded to growing social turmoil in 1980s Britain. The collective's first film essay, Handsworth Songs (1986), licensed...
Opening events for the digital exhibition were postponed due to ongoing conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces.
Three video works by John Akomfrah, Naeem Mohaiemen, and The Otolith Group explore histories of decolonisation.
The Lahore Biennale took place in sites built and used by the Mughals, the British, and the postcolonial Pakistan state.
Mohammad Salemy reviews the 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), where 'Lithuania demonstrated how it is possible to be both socially relevant while pulling off one of the most likeable national pavilions in recent memory.'