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POSTED: 09 February 2022

Autograph's Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other exhibition reflects on the wider contexts of the Covid-19 crisis. Learn more from our senior curator and three of the artists involved in our newest video.

Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other was initiated in March 2020, when Autograph commissioned ten UK-based visual artists – Mohini Chandra, Poulomi Desai, Joy Gregory, Othello De’Souza-Hartley, Sonal Kantaria, Ope Lori, Dexter McLean, Karl Ohiri, Silvia Rosi and Aida Silvestri – to create new work in response to the wider contexts of the pandemic. The artworks they produced represent thoughtful reflections on changing conditions of existence: generous invitations for us to think about what it means to be human and to care for one another.

The exhibition currently at Autograph is one part of a wider project, and sits alongside commissioned texts as well as a new publication. Watch the video below for an introduction to the different artworks on display from Autograph's senior curator Renée Mussai, and hear from three of the exhibiting artists who discuss the inspiration and thought behind their individual commissions.

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Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other Project

Find out more about Autograph's commissioning project responding to the wider contexts of the Covid-19 crisis, supporting the creation and dissemination of new artworks and texts

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Acknowledgements

Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other is curated by Renée Mussai, Mark Sealy and Bindi Vora

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Banner image: Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other exhibition at Autograph, London. 23 Sep 2021 – 12 Feb 2022. Curated by Renée Mussai, Mark Sealy and Bindi Vora. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.

Discover more images: 1) Othello De'Souza-Hartley, from Absence (triptych) [detail]. From the commission Blind, but I can See, 2020. © and courtesy the artist, commissioned by Autograph for Care I Contagion I Community – Self & Other. 2) Cover of Autograph's new anthology Care | Contagion | Community — Self & Other. 3) Photograph by Zoë Maxwell. 4) Atong Atem, Sahara [detail], 2020. Courtesy the artist and MARS Gallery.