Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world.
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Today the gallery supports and promotes the work of more than 60 international artists across two spaces in London, two in New York, one in Shanghai, as well as temporary spaces opened in 2020 in East Hampton and London’s Mayfair district. Established in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery pioneered the early careers of important Minimal and Conceptual artists, such as Art & Language, Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Donald Judd, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Robert Ryman among many others. It...
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  • John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster, 13 April - 05 June 2021

    John Akomfrah
    Four Nocturnes, 2019 (film still)
    Three channel HD colour video installation, 7.1 sound
    50 minutes

    © Smoking Dogs Films, courtesy Lisson Gallery

    John Akomfrah: The Unintended Beauty of Disaster

    13 April - 05 June 2021
    Lisson Gallery is delighted to unveil a series of new and recent works by celebrated artist, filmmaker, lecturer and writer, John Akomfrah. The exhibition includes a new three-screen video installation alongside a series of new photo-text works. Featuring footage filmed over the past year, this new body of work responds directly to the events of 2020, most notably the Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations against imperialist monuments, presenting a rethinking of historical narratives. The exhibition will also include the UK premiere of the ground-breaking three-screen film, Four Nocturnes (2019), co-commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Ghana, Sharjah Art Foundation and Smoking Dogs Films for the inaugural Ghana Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia.