Exhibitions

Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta

27 April – 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

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Exhibitions

Black Chronicles IV

13 April – 31 May 2018 @ FADA Gallery

VIAD is proud to host the fourth iteration of Autograph ABP’s internationally touring Black Chronicles programme, marking the first time that a wider selection of works from the series – and newly added imagery – are exhibited on the African continent.

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Exhibitions

Raphael Albert

Miss Black and Beautiful

21 April - 1 July 2018 @ MAC

Autograph ABP’s celebrated exhibition ‘Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful’ travels to MAC in Birmingham. This show is the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

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Events

BE.BOP 2018 - Black Europe Body Politics

Coalitions Facing White Innocence

Mon 11 June, 10:30am-6:30pm and Tue 12 June 10:30am-8pm @ Autograph

The fifth edition of BE.BOP tackles central questions on Black European citizenship within global affairs. Incorporating a variety of disciplines and approaches  - art, science, film, performance, activism - BE.BOP confronts colonial legacies and continuities with artistic strategies that enable the retelling of violent histories.

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Exhibitions

Marcia Michael

I Am Now You - Mother

27 April - 7 July 2018 @ Autograph

‘We search for our mothers in order to find ourselves. The black mother is the instrument and embodiment of history. My mother is “The Object of My Gaze”’ – Marcia Michael

In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.

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Events

More than Just the Windrush

Wed 30 May, 7 - 8:30pm @ Autograph

Lloyd Bradley, author of Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, discusses a century of cultural contribution from the Commonwealth, and how it changed the face of British music.

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Exhibitions

Zanele Muholi

Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness

28 April - 24 June 2018 @ New Art Exchange

In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages in South Africa). The exhibition comprises more than 75 photographs with Muholi using their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

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