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11 April 2018 – 7 May 2018

Actions. The image of the world can be different

In the second part of Actions, there will be a solo project of new paintings in Gallery 2 by Caroline Walker, titled ‘Home’, of women refugees living in London.

In the Sackler Gallery there will be screenings of John Akomfrah’s award winning film ‘Auto Da Fé’.

Work by the following artists will also continue to be on display until 6th May: Cornelia Parker, Edmund de Waal, Helen Frankenthaler, Emma Smith, Callum Innes, Gustav Metzger, Issam Kourbaj, Nathan Coley, Anna Brownsted online and eL Seed in Arbury. Rana Begum’s installation in St Peter’s Church will continue until 29th April.

Click here to find out more about Actions (part 1).

Actions. The image of the world can be different book (£19.95) is on sale from our online shop now.

John Akomfrah

John Akomfrah is an artist and filmmaker who is known for his rich, deeply moving films that interrogate issues around migration, identity, colonialism and collective memory. Auto Da Fé (2016), which translates as Acts of Faith, is a feature-length film presented as a diptych in the second part of Actions. It charts eight migratory episodes across the last four centuries, from the flight of Sephardic Jews from Brazil to Barbados in 1654 right up to the most recent and ongoing movement of people from Mosul in Iraq, reaffirming humanity’s continuing struggle with inequality and intolerance, and the individual instinct for survival.

In 2017, John Akomfrah was chosen from a shortlist of 6 of the world’s most important artists to win the UK’s leading prize for international contemporary art, Artes Mundi 7 with Auto Da Fé. 

Karen Mackinnon, Artes Mundi Director said: “The Artes Mundi 7 Prize was awarded for Akomfrah’s presentation of Auto Da Fé and for a substantial body of outstanding work dealing with issues of migration, racism and religious persecution. To speak of these things in this particular moment feels more important than ever.

Caroline Walker

Caroline Walker’s new series of paintings, titled Home, offers the viewer a less familiar portrayal of the refugee crisis. In collaboration with Kettle’s Yard and the charity Women for Refugee Women, Walker met and photographed five women living in temporary accommodation, before making paintings of each in her studio.

Read about Caroline Walker’s work with Women for Refugee Women in the Financial Times, here.

Caroline features in Circuit‘s documentary about the Actions. exhibition. Watch below to find out more about her work.

Image credits:

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016, © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

Caroline Walker, Abi, Midday, Brixton, 2017, Oil on linen, 1760 x 2400 mm, Courtesy the artist

John Akomfrah, Auto Da Fé, 2016, © Smoking Dogs Films; Courtesy Lisson Gallery