Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Autograph ABP presents Rotimi Fani Kayode: (1955-1989)
Autograph ABP presents Rotimi Fani Kayode: (1955-1989) Photographs in partnership with the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at the Rudenstine Gallery, Harvard University. A retrospective exhibition of large-scale colour and black and white photographs by Rotimi Fani-Kayode, including archival works exhibited in the USA for the first time.
Produced during the 1980s in a career spanning only six years, often in collaboration with his late partner Alex Hirst, Fani-Kayode’s photographic scenarios constitute a profound narrative of sexual and cultural difference, seminal in their exploration of complex notions of diaspora, identity, spirituality and the black male body as subject of desire.
A founding member and first Chair of Autograph ABP, Fani-Kayode died in 1989. This exhibition marks twenty years since Fani-Kayode’s death, and is closely linked to the establishment of Autograph ABP’s Archive and Research Centre for Culturally Diverse Photography at Rivington Place, London.
Exhibition takes place at the Neil and Angelica Rudenstine Gallery, W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University. 104 Mt. Auburn St., 3R, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Rudenstine Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM