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Auto Italia

6 July - 3 September

Masters, is a newly commissioned moving image work and the first exhibition in the UK by Zimbabwean-Canadian artist Shaun Motsi.

In this show, the film Masters (36 minutes, 4K film, 2023) explores how knowledge production and distribution is used to perpetuate social and racial hierarchies, and how biases within spaces of learning shapes how information is formed and shared. The work offers an approach for destabilising established methodologies of constructing an ontology of identity in cinema, continuing Motsi’s interest in obfuscating representations of Black subjects, and scrutinising cultural extractions of Blackness within visual cultures.

Masters is co-commissioned by Auto Italia, London and Haus der Kunst, Munich. Its production has been made possible with support from The Canadian Embassy in Berlin, Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft im BDI e.V. Stadt Mönchengladbach and Rijksakademie van Beelende Kunsten.

The exhibition has been made possible with support from Goethe-Institut London and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.



Auto Italia South East
44 Bonner Road
E2 9JS

Opening Reception: 6th July, 6-8 pm

Getting to: Auto Italia

Auto Italia is a 5 minute walk from Bethnal Green Underground Station, and from Cambridge Heath Overground Station.

Buses: The D3 route stops on Bonner Road a few doors up from Auto Italia. The 55, 26 and 254 bus routes stop within a 5 minute walk from the gallery on Cambridge Heath Road.

Please contact Transport for London for detailed travel advice

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