Reconstruction 1865

  • Reconstruction 1865

  • Artist: Tom Richardson
  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 3:45
  • Country: Canada
  • Reconstruction 1865 is a meditation on Abraham Lincoln’s premonitions of his assassination as per his diary entries, D.W. Griffith’s 1915 racist blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, and the inherently violent language associated with cinematic and photographic production.

    Originally produced for an exhibition that opened around the time of Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017, “it is, therefore, a timely work: a piece about the death of an American president coinciding with the death of the American Presidency altogether.” (Matteo Bittanti,, 2017)

  • Accession #: 6034
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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