Julianknxx – 'I listen with openness and find poetry'

Meet the artist who explores new ways of looking to the past through performing memories, gathering stories and re-creating family fictions

A bit of background

In this video, artist and poet Julianknxx discusses his work, In Praise Of Still Boys (2021), which was created upon returning to Sierra Leone after two decades. He explores the impact of war on childhood memories, reconnecting with the changed landscape, and the importance of speaking with elders.

Installation View, Julianknxx, In Praise of Still Boys 2021 at A World In Common: Contemporary African Photography Tate Modern 2023 © Tate (Lucy Green). Courtesy of the artist.

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