Artists Ben Langlands & Nikki Bell have been collaborating since meeting at art school in London in 1978. Their work explores the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange that surround us. They have exhibited widely internationally, including Tate Britain & Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, V&A and British Museum in London; MoMA, New York, and the British Art Center at Yale; The Hermitage, St Petersburg; CCA Kitakyushu, Japan. In 2002 Langlands & Bell were commissioned as “War Artists” to travel to Afghanistan. They won a BAFTA and were shortlisted for the Turner Prize for "The House of Osama bin Laden" the trilogy of art works that resulted from their visit. “The Past is Never Dead…” a major solo exhibition exploring the architecture of the Slave Castles of Ghana will be at Gallery 1957, Accra, from 17 October – December 3, 2019 From 26 February until 25 May 2020 Sir John Soane’s Museum, London will present “Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth”. The Soane museum’s most extensive exhibition of contemporary art to date, it will feature works borrowed from private and public collections across the UK, together with new works made specially for the exhibition.