Lina Iris Viktor: 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 Lina Iris Viktor’s singular artistic universe.
The first major solo exhibition in the UK of British-Liberian artist, Lina Iris Viktor will open at Autograph, London this September. SOME ARE BORN TO ENDLESS NIGHT — DARK MATTER will showcase more than 60 works across different media and will be on display within two galleries, many seen for the first time.
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.
“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.
AUTOGRAPH FUNDRAISER EDITION:
Metro Imaging is proud to work on the production of the exclusive limited edition print by the artist that will be available for acquisition through Autograph. Commissioned especially for the exhibition, ‘We are the Night — The Keepers of Light’ (2015-9) is a 62.9 x 75.6cm Giclée print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag professional paper. The limited edition print is made from a unique artist proof (AP), and each work is signed and numbered. All proceeds from Autograph Editions support their educational artistic programmes.
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Opening Event: Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Exhibition Continues: 13 Sep – 25 Jan 2020
Autograph, London. Free Entry