13 September - 25 January
“Lina Iris Viktor’s magnificent work centres the black figure as the universal human form through which narratives are weaved, histories entwined and possible futures imagined”
– Renée Mussai, Curator
Her photography, painting and sculptural installations are infused with cultural histories of the global African diaspora and preoccupied with multifaceted notions of blackness: as colour, as material and as socio-political consciousness. To Viktor, black is the proverbial materia prima: the source, the dark matter that birthed everything.
Viktor’s large works on paper and canvas draw on a variety of artistic traditions and visual influences, from European portraiture, classical mythology and astronomy, to ancient Egyptian and African symbolism.
This is the British-Liberian artist’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, with more than 60 works on display in two galleries, many seen for the first time.
Everyone is welcome. Autograph is an accessible venue, download our access guide at http://bit.ly/2DF11bE
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
Image: Lina Iris Viktor, II. For Some Are Born to Endless Night. Dark Matter., 2015-9. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery
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