Events

Evening Symposium
The Missing Chapter IV: Cultural Identity and the Photographic Archive

Tuesday 18 November, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event, booking essential


Evening symposium followed by a drinks reception.

Autograph ABP is pleased to present the 4th in a series of conversations around politics of the archive with a keynote by Paul Gilroy entitled 'The Comforts of The Archive', followed by a round-table discussion with presentations/conversations with guest speakers including Michael McMillan and Karen Alexander.

Introduced and co-chaired by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy.

Autograph ABP is pleased to present the 4th in a series of conversations around politics of the archive with a keynote by Paul Gilroy entitled 'The Comforts of The Archive', followed by a round-table discussion with presentations/conversations with guest speakers including Michael McMillan and Karen Alexander. Introduced and co-chaired by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy.

At the core of the discussion is Autograph ABP's current exhibition Black Chronicles II - especially how progressive archival research yields the production of new knowledge and curatorial narratives, underpinning our mission in the critical re-writing of photographic history in relation to representation and difference.

Part of the exhibition

Black Chronicles II

12 September - 29 November 2014

Rivington Place, London

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Speakers

Keynote speaker:

Paul Gilroy
Paul Gilroy teaches in the English department of King’s College, London. He has previously worked at several other universities in the UK and USA in various disciplinary settings. He has a long-standing interest in visual culture. His publications include Between Camps: Nations, Culture and the Allure of Race (2000) and After Empire (2005).

Panelists:

Michael McMillan
Michael McMillan is a writer, dramatist and artist/curator. He is best known for The West Indian Front Room (Geffrye Museum 2005-06), The Front Room: Migrant Aesthetics in the Home (Black Dog Publishing 2009) He has an Arts Doctorate from Middlesex University 2010 and is currently Associate RAS Researcher and Cultural Studies lecturer at the University of the Arts London.

Karen Alexander
Karen Alexander is former senior tutor in the Royal College of Art's Curating Contemporary Art department, with responsibility for the work-based Inspire MA programme. Prior to that she worked as a film curator and freelance consultant on film exhibition and distribution. She has contributed to several books on film including British Cinema of the 90s (1997), Women and Film: Sight & Sound Reader (1999), and If Looks Could Kill (2008). From 1998 until 2006 she worked at the British Film Institute, with responsibility for the strategic marketing of BFI Distribution and Archive cinema releases.

Booking

This event is free, however booking is essential.

Reserve your free ticket using the form on this webpage, eventbrite, or by phoning 0207 749 1240

Additional Info

Venue
Rivington Place
London
EC2A 3BA

T: info@rivingtonplace.org
P: 0207 749 1240