Exhibitions on now

Franklyn Rodgers:
Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta

27 April – 7 July 2018

Autograph / London / UK

Photographer Franklyn Rodgers pays homage to a figure sacred in his life: his mother, Loretta.

Over several years, Rodgers photographed Loretta and the circle of friends important to her. The large-scale portraits in Devotion recognise the significance of these close-knit relationships: mother and son, and between friends. His visual care for such deeply personal subjects is evident in the exquisite and refined grandeur of these works, the result of a methodology built on intimacy and trust.

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Marcia Michael
I Am Now You - Mother

27 April - 7 July 2018

Autograph / London / UK

‘We search for our mothers in order to find ourselves. The black mother is the instrument and embodiment of history. My mother is “The Object of My Gaze”’ – Marcia Michael

In I Am Now You – Mother, Marcia Michael visualises the act of matrilineage through the body of her mother, Myrtle McKnight.

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Newly commissioned portrait
Baroness Doreen Lawrence

27 April - 7 July 2018

Autograph / London / UK

Frankyln Rodgers’ portrait of Baroness Doreen Lawrence can now be seen in our current exhibition Devotion - A Portrait of Loretta.

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.

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

4 April - 3 June 2018

Side Gallery / Newcastle upon Tyne / UK

An exhibition exploring the complexities of the postcolonial city.

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Black Chronicles IV

13 April – 31 May 2018

FADA Gallery / Johannesburg / South Africa

VIAD is proud to host the fourth iteration of Autograph ABP’s internationally touring Black Chronicles programme, marking the first time that a wider selection of works from the series – and newly added imagery – are exhibited on the African continent.

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Raphael Albert
Miss Black and Beautiful

21 April - 1 July 2018

MAC / Birmingham / UK

Autograph ABP’s celebrated exhibition ‘Raphael Albert: Miss Black and Beautiful’ travels to MAC in Birmingham. This show is the first major solo exhibition of photographs by the late Raphael Albert – cultural promoter, entrepreneur and photographer.

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Zanele Muholi
Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail, the Dark Lioness

28 April - 24 June 2018

New Art Exchange / Nottingham / UK

In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages in South Africa). The exhibition comprises more than 75 photographs with Muholi using their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode
Rage & Desire

1 May - 16 June 2018

Hales Project Room / New York City / USA

Hales Gallery is proud to announce Rotimi Fani-Kayode: Rage & Desire, an exhibition to be presented at the Hales Project Room, New York, and organized in conjunction with Autograph ABP, London. The show will feature photographs from the mid-to-late1980s, some of which have never before been seen in New York.

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Andrew Jackson
From a Small Island 

5 May - 8 July 2018 

MAC / Birmingham / UK

New photographic exhibition by Andrew Jackson commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Windrush generation.

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