Meet Lina Iris Viktor and learn more about her exhibition Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter.
The artist will give a guided tour and informal gallery talk of her immersive exhibition at Autograph, discussing her practice and themes in her work.
Viktor's conceptual art practice is 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.
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A range of merchandise, including exhibition posters, can be purchased and signed by Lina Iris Viktor at the event.
Ahead of the general release of Autograph's new monograph of Viktor's work, a small number of special hand-gilded, signed editions of the book are exclusively available at Autograph's gallery. This collectable edition will be available at the event.
Autograph is a registered charity, and all sales support our educational artistic programmes.
Lina Iris Viktor lives and works itinerantly between New York and London. Raised in London to Liberian parents, she travelled extensively in her youth, and also lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, for several years. Viktor’s multifaceted practice is informed by a background in theatre and film at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, and her continued studies in photography and design at The School of Visual Arts, along with an education in performance arts during high school.
Working with a restricted colour palette, her artworks are a blend of photography, performance and abstract painting, along with the ancient practice of gilding with 24-karat gold to create increasingly dark canvases embedded with ‘layers of light’.
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Banner images: 1) Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter at Autograph, London. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell. 2) Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter, at Autograph, London. 13 September - 25 January 2020. Curated by Renée Mussai. Photograph courtesy Ben Reeves. 3) Lina Iris Viktor, II. For Some Are Born to Endless Night. Dark Matter. From the series Dark Continent: The Seven, 2015-9. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
Page images, from top left: 1) Lina Iris Viktor , W e Dream of Primordial Futures. Deo Optimo Maximo [detail]. From the series Dark Continent: The Seven, 2015-9. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 2) Lina Iris Viktor, Third [detail], from the series A Haven. A Hell. A Dream Deferred, 2017-8. Courtesy of the artist and Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. 3 and 5) Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born To Endless Night — Dark Matter, at Autograph, London. 13 September - 25 January 2020. Curated by Renée Mussai. Photograph courtesy Ben Reeves. 4) Exhibition Poster. 6) Rivington Place, home of Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.