Artist talks:
Marcia Michael and Franklyn Rodgers

Tue 5 June, 7 - 8.30 PM


London, UK

£5 / £4

Join us for a gallery talk with the two artists behind our current exhibitions: Marcia Michael and Franklyn Rodgers.

Both artists will speak about the themes of their work, followed by a broader overview of their artistic practice.

Arrive when the doors open at 6:30pm for an exhibition preview before the talks start. The evening will end with a Q&A with the audience.

About Marcia Michael: I Am Now You - Mother
Michael uses photography and oral history to retrieve lost and reimagined narratives of her matrilineal ancestry, creating an intimate dialogue between mother and daughter in order visualise history from her mother’s memory.

In the artist’s own words: ‘my desire is to recover a visual and aural narrative of my matrilineal history and reunite the present with the past. The body is testament to the refusal to forget. The body, my mother’s body, is all of my histories’.

About Franklyn Rodgers: Devotion – a Portrait of Loretta
The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. Rodgers’ photographs draw inspiration from work of French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, who claimed that our individual obligations and morality are found in the recognition of the suffering and mortality of others. Identity becomes both a departure and return to the self.

This exhibition is an act of devotion to his mother and the intimate familial moments of love, care, tenderness and affection in these relationships.

Also featured is Rodgers’ portrait of Baroness Doreen Lawrence. This is the first work in a major new commission by Autograph, commemorating women from diverse cultural backgrounds whose lives are devoted to seeking political and social justice.

Additional Info

Autograph ABP
Rivington Place

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The main entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Autograph ABP is fully accessible. 

  • Marcia Michael, I Am Now You – Mother, from the series The Object of My Gaze, 2015-2017
  • Marcia Michael, Partus sequitur ventrem, from the series The Object of My Gaze, 2015-2017
  • Marcia Michael, I Am Now Uou – Mother, from the series The Object of My Gaze, 2015-2017
  • Frankyln Rodgers, Loretta Rodgers, 31 January 2006