CURRENT

sOLO EXHIBITIONS


SOME ARE BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT — DARK MATTER

Autograph / London, United Kingdom

13 September 2019 -— 25 January 2020

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Become immersed in deep lustres of black punctuated with luminous 24-karat gold and opulent ultramarine blue hues in Lina Iris 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 seen for the first time.


A hardcover artist monograph will accompany the exhibition, edited by curator Renée Mussai with texts by Emmanuel Iduma, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Christina Sharpe, and an in-depth conversation between Lina Iris Viktor and Renée Mussai. The monograph is published by Autograph with kind support of Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Chicago..

 

For More Information —— Autograph.

Attend Opening —— September 12, 2019.  


CURRENT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


FIGURING THE FLORAL

Wave Hill | New York

July 21 — December 1 2019

A flower’s life cycle of budding, blooming and pollinating, as well as its process of decay, strongly echoes the human condition. The exhibition “Figuring the Floral” features artists who apply this symbolism to their work—touching on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets of identity. Reflecting on the site-specificity of these works exhibited amid the flourishing gardens of Wave Hill, Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch notes how the exhibition is enhanced by the visible and tangible connections with flora on the grounds.

While floral imagery is often associated with decorative art and femininity, “Figuring the Floral” subverts these notions—rather, artists complicate such limiting interpretations by relating these natural forms to deeper reflections of self. This group exhibition brings together artists who create new symbolism, some using flowers to alter or obscure the human form and others working in more abstract or literal modes of depiction.  The work includes collage, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and an outdoor installation amidst the living foliage of the gardens.

Exhibiting artists: Derrick Adams, Nicole Awai, Bahar Behbahani, Christian Ruiz Berman, Sanford Biggers, Cecile Chong, Max Colby, Abigail DeVille, Valerie Hegarty, Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker, Diana Lozano, Natalia Nakazawa, Ebony G. Patterson, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Lina Puerta, Simonette Quamina, David Rios Ferreira, Alexandria Smith, Katherine Toukhy, Lina Iris Viktor, William Villalongo and Saya Woolfalk.

For More Information —— Wave Hill


UPCOMING

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


SOME ARE BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT — DARK MATTER

Touring Europe in 2020.

Details to be announced.


SOLO EXHIBITION (TITLE TBA)

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery / Chicago

10 September -— 31 October 2020

 

Details to be announced in 2020.