Free exhibition remembering the First World War’s African soldiers goes on display

Katherine Johnston (08 February, 2019) Culture

Photography installation showcased until March 31

27834Image taken from Mimesis: African Soldier by John Akomfrah

A photography exhibition remembering the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War is now on display at the Imperial War Museum.

Created by artist John Akomfrah, Mimesis: African Soldier combines images and archive film to tell the story of Africans serving during the First World War as part of a series of nationwide events marking the 100 year anniversary of the armistice.

The free exhibition is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Smoking Dog Films, with support from Sharjah Art Foundation.

Mimesis: African Soldier , is shown until March 31, 2019, at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ. 

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