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Peripeteia, John Akmofrah, 2012
HD video, colour, sound, 18:12 minutes.



Peripeteia takes as its starting point two drawings by the sixteenth century artist Albrecht Dürer. The portraits are among the earliest Western representations of black people, their existence now “lost to the winds of history”.


A Smoking Dogs Films Production, in association with Carroll/Fletcher and the European Cultural Foundation

blackcontemporaryart:

Peripeteia, John Akmofrah, 2012

HD video, colour, sound, 18:12 minutes.

Peripeteia takes as its starting point two drawings by the sixteenth century artist Albrecht Dürer. The portraits are among the earliest Western representations of black people, their existence now “lost to the winds of history”.

A Smoking Dogs Films Production, in association with Carroll/Fletcher and the European Cultural Foundation
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