Curators’ Gallery Talk

Saturday, 1 March 2 - 3pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Past event

An informal opportunity to discuss the exhibition Congo Dialogues and view additional rare materials from the archive with curators Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai

Autograph ABP presents a rarely seen archive dating from 1904, created by English missionary Alice Seeley Harris in the Congo Free State. These pioneering photographs publicly exposed the violent consequences of human rights abuses at the turn of the century, and are exhibited alongside newly commissioned work from acclaimed contemporary Congolese artist Sammy Baloji.

Part of the exhibition

Directions to Rivington Place

Rivington Place

Tubes: Old Street/Liverpool Street/Shoreditch High St
Buses: 43/48/55/205241/271 stop nearby

0207 749 1240

Additional Info

Please note that this exhibition addresses human rights abuses. Some images depict violence and are unsuitable for children.

  • Alice Seeley Harris, Manacled members of a chain gang at Bauliri. A common punishment for not paying taxes, Congo Free State, c. 1904. Courtesy Anti-Slavery International / Autograph ABP
  • Sammy Baloji, 2013
  • Rivington Place, London. Photo: Pattercutter, 2012