Published by New Museum. Edited by Gary Carrion-Murayari, Massimiliano Gioni. Texts by Tina Campt, T.J. Demos, Okwui Enwezor, Aram Moshayedi, Srivinas Aditya Mopadevi, Diana Nawi, Zoe Whitley. Interview by Gary Carrion-Murayari.
This catalog is the first monographic publication to survey the work of London-based artist John Akomfrah (born 1957) and accompanies his upcoming New Museum exhibition. 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.
PUBLISHER New Museum
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 10.75 in. / 128 pgs / 89 color / 19 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/28/2018 Out of stock indefinitely
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 151
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780915557189TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $60.00 GBP £40.00