John Akomfrah Wins 2017 Artes Mundi Prize

January 28th, 2017

Video artist John Akomfrah has won the 2017 Artes Mundi Prize, a $50,000 prize honoring artists dedicated to “addressing social and political issues.”  “You really have to consider the option that people are migrating literally to survive,” he says of his recent work.  “They come here to be able to live, because there isn’t an alternative anywhere else.’ And that seems to be an insight that has been lost.”

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