Exhibition opening receptions
Mario Cravo Neto & Maud Sulter

Thu 14 January, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event

Join us at the opening of our exhibitions Mario Cravo Neto: A Serene Expectation of Light and Maud Sulter: Syrcas.

RSVP appreciated, but not essential. 

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Mario Cravo Neto: A Serene Expectation of Light
Autograph ABP proudly presents A Serene Expectation of Light, the first solo exhibition in the UK by the late Mario Cravo Neto (b. 1947 – d. 2009).

One of the most important and influential contemporary Brazilian photographers, Cravo Neto originally trained as a sculptor and only took up photography seriously after a car accident in 1975 left him bedridden for a year. Throughout his photographic career, Cravo Neto was fascinated by the complex cultural heritage of Bahia in the northeast of Brazil, the point of entry for millions of African slaves between the 16th and 19th century. His imagery is deeply steeped in the religion of Candomblé - an Afro-Brazilian form of worship practiced by Cravo Neto – which finds its origins in traditional West African Yoruba culture. Read more >

Maud Sulter: Syrcas
An installation of the sixteen original photomontages of Syrcas, a seminal body of work created by Maud Sulter (b. 1960 – d. 2008) during the early 1990s.

Sulter was an influential visual artist, poet, playwright and curator of Scottish-Ghanaian descent. Throughout her career and across different media, Sulter has questioned the lack of representation of black women in the histories of art and photography, and critically investigated the complex experiences of the African diaspora in European history and culture over the past six hundred years. Read more >

Additional Info

Rivington Place

P: 0207 749 1240

Rivington Place is fully accessible. Disabled parking bays are available, please call in advance to reserve.

  • Maud Sulter, Noir et Blanc: Deux [Black and White: Two], 1993. From the series Syrcas, 1993. Courtesy of The Maud Sulter Estate