Exhibition Opening - Lina Iris Viktor

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Join us for the opening night of Lina Iris Viktor's exhibition Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter.

Become immersed in deep lustres of black punctuated with luminous 24-karat gold and opulent ultramarine blue hues in Viktor’s singular artistic universe.

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.

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 are seen for the first time, including an artist commission created for Autograph.

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"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

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ABOUT OUR OPENINGS

Everyone is welcome to our exhibition openings. These events are popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP in advance to help manage numbers.

Both galleries will be open, plus a cash bar and outdoor seating area. This is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time.

Due to the immersive nature of the exhibition, only a limited number of people can be admitted into the galleries at any one time. You may be asked to queue during busy periods.

After the launch event, Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter will be open from 13 September 2019 - 25 January 2020.

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AT THE EVENT

Ground floor
Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter

Cash bar
Free cloakroom
Outdoor seating area
Information desk
Print sales enquiries

Second floor
Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter

Accessible, unisex toilets are on all floors.


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ACCESSIBILITY

Everyone is welcome at Autograph. Our building Rivington Place is an accessible space with a step-free entrance at street level, and a lift to all floors.

Download our Accessibility Guide for detailed access information about our venue and transport.

We are happy to help. If you would like to discuss your visit, or have any questions, please contact us at info@autograph-abp.co.uk or 020 7749 9200

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TICKETING POLICY

This is a free event, and we ask attendees to book a free ticket (RSVP) in advance to manage numbers. You do not have to book a ticket to attend this event, however during busy times we may prioritise entry for ticket-holders. Due to no-shows, we have to overbook our free events. At times, there may be a queue to get into the building or gallery spaces, this is to ensure the safety of our visitors and the artwork on display.

HOW TO BOOK A FREE TICKET

Free tickets (RSVP) to this event can be booked on Autograph's website, on Eventbrite, by phoning Autograph at 020 7729 9200, or by emailing info@autograph-abp.co.uk. Tickets to Autograph's events are only available through Autograph or Eventbrite. Tickets obtained via social media or other platforms may not be genuine.

PHOTOGRAPHY / FILMING AT THIS EVENT

Please note that photography and filming will take place at this event. Images from this event may be used by Autograph and external press for marketing and promotional use, including: printed and online publicity, social media, press releases, or other use.

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Exhibition supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Also supported by Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.

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FAQ

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Our address is: Autograph, Rivington Place London EC2A 3BA. View on Googe Maps

Tube:

Old Street: Northern Line - 8 min walk
Liverpool Street: Central, District, Circle and
Metropolitan lines - 12 min walk

Bus:

Shoreditch High Street, nr Shoreditch Church:
Buses - 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 205, 242, 243, 271

Train / Overground:

Shoreditch High Street: Overground - 4 min walk
Liverpool Street: Overground - 12 min walk

For the nearest parking, please check Parkopedia

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Image: Lina Iris Viktor, We are the Night —The Keepers of Light [detail], 2015-9. Commissioned by Autograph. Courtesy the artist and Autograph, London.

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