b. 1957, Ghana

John Akomfrah Ocula Magazine

John Akomfrah Ocula Conversation John Akomfrah By Fawz Kabra, New York

I start from this profoundly libertarian space, which says that all things are possible with images. But the moment and the conjunctions when they can circulate are circumscribed. There is freedom but there are also constraints, and one needs to recognise when the two are absolutely aligned to make something possible.

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Sharjah Biennial 2023 to Feature Lubaina Himid, Heri Dono, and Cao Fei Ocula News Sharjah Biennial 2023 to Feature Lubaina Himid, Heri Dono, and Cao Fei Sharjah, 21 April 2022

More than 150 artists will present work when the Emirati exhibition takes place for the 15th time.

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Lubaina Himid Puts the ‘Her’ in ‘History’ Ocula Feature Lubaina Himid Puts the ‘Her’ in ‘History’ By Stephanie Bailey, London

Lubaina Himid's exhibition at Tate Modern traces the artist's unflinching political engagement.

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The Armory Show: New York Exhibitions to See in 2021 Ocula Feature The Armory Show: New York Exhibitions to See in 2021 By Elaine YJ Zheng, New York

Find out what's happening in New York beyond The Armory Show, which returns to New York from 9 to 12 September 2021.

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Six Winners Share Britain’s £60,000 Artes Mundi Prize Ocula News Six Winners Share Britain’s £60,000 Artes Mundi Prize Cardiff, 21 June 2021

In an increasingly usual move, each of the nominees will receive a share of the contemporary art prize.

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London Gallery Weekend: Shows to See in 2021 Ocula Feature London Gallery Weekend: Shows to See in 2021 By Tessa Moldan, London

Ocula Magazine presents a selection of highlights at the inaugural London Gallery Weekend.

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Sharjah Biennial Announces 30 New Commissions for 2023 Ocula News Sharjah Biennial Announces 30 New Commissions for 2023 Sharjah, 25 May 2021

Artists tasked with creating original work include hot names such as John Akomfrah, Kerry James Marshall, Steve McQueen, and Carrie Mae Weems.

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March Meeting Unfolds Okwui Enwezor’s ‘Postcolonial Constellations’ Ocula Feature March Meeting Unfolds Okwui Enwezor’s ‘Postcolonial Constellations’ By Stephanie Bailey, Sharjah

At the 2021 March Meeting, a series of roundtables traced the Sharjah Biennial's 30-year history, unfolding the past into the present.

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Yerevan Biennial Launches Online as Shells Fall Ocula News Yerevan Biennial Launches Online as Shells Fall Yerevan, 19 October 2020

Opening events for the digital exhibition were postponed due to ongoing conflict between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces.

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Non-Aligned Histories Converse at NTU CCA Singapore Ocula Feature Non-Aligned Histories Converse at NTU CCA Singapore By Stephanie Bailey, Singapore

Three video works by John Akomfrah, Naeem Mohaiemen, and The Otolith Group explore histories of decolonisation.

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Lahore Biennale 02: Past Reminders, Possible Futures Ocula Feature Lahore Biennale 02: Past Reminders, Possible Futures By Qalandar Memon, Lahore

The Lahore Biennale took place in sites built and used by the Mughals, the British, and the postcolonial Pakistan state.

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58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times Ocula Feature 58th Venice Biennale: May You Live In Interesting Times By Mohammad Salemy, Venice

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.'

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