Social Archeology Through Art
Reflecting on the culture of the black diaspora through art since 1980s, John Akomfrah is having his first American survey exhibition.
On view in New Museum until September 2nd, Akomfrah's Signs of Empire brings the artist's iconic works to the American audience. Vertigo Sea, the three-screen video installation which premiered at the 2015 Venice Biennale, takes the centerpiece of the exhibition and its focus on the ocean as an environmental, cultural,and historical force only seem to sound even more relevant today. The exhibition also includes other ambitious large-scale installations, addressing complex issues. Don't miss the chance to see the atmospheric works by an artist, who had a profound influence on a generations of British artists, who addresses ever so relevant themes.
在新博物馆（New Museum）展出到9月2日，Akomfrah的Signs of Empire将这位艺术家的标志性作品带给美国观众。在2015年威尼斯双年展（Venice Biennale）上首次亮相的三屏视频作品《眩晕的海》（Vertigo Sea），是展览的核心部分，将其作为环境、文化、历史力量的重点放在海洋上，且在今天看来之间更加相关。这次展览还包括其他一些重大的作品，旨在复杂的问题。不要错过欣赏这位艺术家作品的机会，其对几代也致力于相关主题解决的英国艺术家产生了深远的影响。