Exhibitions

Raphael Albert Miss Black and Beautiful

8 July - 24 September 2016 @ Autograph ABP, Rivington Place

Autograph APB is proud to present the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

For more than three decades from the late 1960s to the early 1990s, Albert organised and documented numerous black beauty pageants and other cultural events in London, while building up a portfolio of photographs of aspiring models. His long and successful career as a promoter and chronicler of pageants included the establishment of Miss Black and Beautiful, Miss West Indies in Great Britain, and Miss Grenada.

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Exhibitions

Aida Silvestri

Unsterile Clinic

8 July - 17 September 2016 @ Autograph ABP, Rivington Place

Autograph ABP is proud to present Unsterile Clinic, an exhibition by Aida Silvestri to raise awareness of the widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Unsterile Clinic marks the 2nd anniversary of the Girl Summit, organised in 2014 by the UK government in collaboration with DIFID, UNICEF and the Home Office to mobilise domestic and international forces to end FGM globally within one generation.

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Exhibitions

Black Chronicles

Photographic Portraits 1862-1948

18 May - 11 December 2016 @ National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with Autograph ABP presents a unique ‘snapshot’ of black lives and experiences in Britain.

An important display of photographs, which will reveal some of the stories of Black and Asian lives in Britain from the 1860s through to the 1940s, opens in May at the National Portrait Gallery.

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Events

Artist & Curator-led exhibitions tour

Saturday 10 Sept, 3 - 4:30pm @ Rivington Place

Join artist Aida Silvestri and Autograph ABP Curator and Head of Archive Renée Mussai for a joint tour of our summer exhibitions.

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News

New book

Suturing the City: Living Together in Congo’s Urban Worlds

Announcing a new book from Autograph ABP. Focusing upon the 'urban now', a moment suspended between lingering precolonial references, the broken dreams of a colonial past, and the not yet realised promises of neoliberal futures, this book provides an ethnographic and photographic investigation of the complex meanings of living - and living together - in Congo's urban worlds today. 

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Events

UK film premiere and discussion

Dreams in Transit

Tue 6 Sept, 7 - 9pm @ Rivington Place

Join us for the UK premiere of award-winning director Karen Martinez's Dreams in Transit, a poetic documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and contemporary migration.

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Events

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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