John Akomfrah: Five Murmurations

October 14, 2023 – TBA
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Still from Akomfrah’s Five Mumurations.

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Internationally renowned artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah addresses the global COVID-19 pandemic, murder of George Floyd, and worldwide protests in support of Black Lives Matter in this visual essay of our times. Drawing upon an extensive archive of images that mix iconic works of art with scenes shot and gathered in the globally fraught 18-month period between 2019 and 2021, Five Mumurations considers Akomfrah’s insights into post-colonialism, diasporic experience, and memory.