Sound / image installation The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

21 September – 1 October 2016 @ Rivington Place

In this new sound installation – a work in progress – South African composers Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi re-create a 19th century performance by The African Choir as a contemporary sonic interpretation.

Part of Autograph ABP's Archive Laboratory, open for 10 days only.

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Black Chronicles

Archive Laboratory

21 September - 1 October 2016 @ Rivington Place

An immersive and interactive space showcasing the latest research and resources from Autograph ABP’s pioneering The Missing Chapter project, exploring Black Victorian photographic portraiture.

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Panel discussion and gallery reception

Sound & the archive

Mon 26 September, 6:30pm @ Rivington Place

Part of the Black Chronicles Archive Laboratory on display at Autograph ABP, this event marks the preview of The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined, a new sound/image installation by composers Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi.

This roundtable discussion will explore the artistic and curatorial challenges when re-articulating historical material using sound and the archive, and introduce the story of The African Choir, whose portraits will be on display in the gallery. 

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Surviving as an artist:

Sensitive histories

Tuesday 1 Nov, 6:30pm @ Rivington Place

Experienced practitioners discuss the use of photography as crucial means for tackling complex and sensitive social histories.

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Exhibition Opening Reception

Vasco Araújo: Decolonial Desire

Thurs 6 Oct, 6:30 - 8:30pm @ Autograph ABP, Rivington Place

Join us at the opening reception for this major exhibition. Portuguese artist Vasco Araújo uses photography, art installations and video to explore how the trauma of the colonial encounter continues to haunt the modern world. 

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Exhibition tour with Vasco Araújo

Saturday 3 Dec, 3 - 4:30pm @ Rivington Place

Join artist Vasco Araújo for a tour of Decolonial Desire, his first solo exhibition in the UK.

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Book launch

Kobena Mercer: Travel & See

Friday 7 Oct, 7 - 9pm @ Autograph ABP, Rivington Place

Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of acclaimed writer and historian Kobena Mercer’s latest book Travel & See (2016).

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