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VR Exhibition Tour - Mónica de Miranda: The Island

POSTED: 29 June 2022

Take a virtual tour of The Island, Mónica de Miranda's new exhibition at Autograph contemplating the complex experiences of Afrodiasporic lives, relationships to the land and colonial pasts


Using film and photography, artist Mónica de Miranda deploys the metaphor of the island as a utopian place of isolation, refuge, and escape: a space for collective imaginings that speak to new and old freedoms. Anchored in cultural affinities and ecofeminism, the artist considers soil as an organic repository of time and memory, where ancestral and ecological trauma linked to colonial excavations continue to unfold.

Contemplating the complex experiences of Afrodiasporic lives and Europe’s colonial past The Island urges us to develop a more conscious relationship between our bodies, the past and the lands we inhabit – and all that they hold – towards regenerative possible futures. Fusing fact and fiction, The Island explores a long trajectory of black presences in Portugal by bringing together intertwined narratives – drawing on African liberation movements, migratory experiences, and identity formations through a black feminist lens.

The VR tour below can be viewed on your screen or with a Google Cardboard type headset. The Island is on until 22 October 2022, find out more about the exhibition here.

VR Tour of the Exhibition

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Mónica de Miranda's exhibition, The Island, is on display at our Gallery in Hackney, London until 22 October 2022

Find out more and book your free tickets here


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Banner image: Installation view of Mónica de Miranda: The Island exhibition at Autograph, London. 24 Jun – 22 Oct 2022. Curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy. Photograph by Kate Elliott.

Discover more image: Mónica de Miranda, Whistle for the Wind [detail], from The Island, 2021. Commissioned by Autograph. Supported by Art Fund.