This is the first major solo exhibition by British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong

The exhibition will include the newly commissioned feature-length film Wayfinder, which follows a young girl’s journey across England. Achiampong has also curated a display of paintings by JMW Turner and collaborated with Turner Contemporary to create a gaming room.

Wayfinder (2022) is Achiampong’s most ambitious film to date. Set in a pandemic, it follows the Wanderer, a young girl played by Perside Rodrigues, on an intrepid journey across England.

The exhibition will also include the largest UK presentation of Achiampong’s ongoing Relic Traveller project. This multi-disciplinary work envisages a pan-African alliance of travellers who explore landscapes of the near future, collecting testimonies of those who have been historically oppressed by colonialism, capitalism and globalisation. The installation will incorporate all five Relic films, Relic flags and a new series of life-size Relic Traveller figures (The Relic Travellers’ Alliance: Assembly 1 & 2, 2021).

Video games that have influenced Achiampong’s work will also be showcased, including Ico, Journey, Inside, Legend of Zelda and Ori and the Blind Forest. The Gaming Room will include playable consoles, a workshop area and a stage for talks and game soundtracks.

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Turner Contemporary

Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

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Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holidays

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