- Thursday, September 23, 2021
- Saturday, February 12, 2022
- Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA, UK
As we face the emotional, physical, economic, psychosocial and other consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and consider new ways of being in this time of global crisis, the notion of community and care is more pertinent than ever.
Autograph commissioned ten UK-based visual artists – Mohini Chandra, Poulomi Desai, Joy Gregory, Othello De’Souza-Hartley, Sonal Kantaria, Ope Lori, Dexter McLean, Karl Ohiri, Silvia Rosi and Aida Silvestri – to create new work responding to the wider contexts of Covid-19, looking closely at their immediate environments. The interdisciplinary artworks they produced represent thoughtful reflections on changing conditions of existence: generous invitations for us to think about what it means to be human and to care for one another. Using primarily photography and video, the artists reflect both carefully and critically – and often very personally – on the impact of the pandemic, exploring ideas of loss, family, home, belonging and diaspora while considering different lived experiences, and the inevitability of change.
The ten artists’ work will be brought together for the first time in this group exhibition at Autograph’s gallery.
Curated by Renée Mussai, Mark Sealy and Bindi Vora.
Find out more about the exhibition and the artist commissions on our website
This exhibition is part of Autograph’s 2020-21 commissioning project Care | Contagion | Community —Self & Other. Initiated during the first month of lockdown in March 2020, Autograph’s curatorial team Mark Sealy, Renée Mussai and Bindi Vora spent a year working closely with ten UK-based artists to support the creation of new work. We also invited ten writers – each paired with one of the artists – to produce a short essay contextualising these artworks, and produced a series of interviews with each artist.
Autograph is an accessible venue that welcomes people with all types of disabilities. Admission is free.
Prebook free tickets at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/autograph-8547180362
Venue: Autograph, Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA
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