FotoFest and Autograph present a conversation between artist Faisal Abdu'Allah and Mark Sealy, curator of the FotoFest Biennial 2020 central exhibition African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other.
The relationship between Faisal Abdu’Allah and Mark Sealy spans over 27 years. As Director of Autograph, Sealy has presented Abdu’Allah’s work, commissioned projects, and added the artist’s works to Autograph’s renowned collection.
The two will discuss their history working together, the presentation of Abdu’Allah’s work in the African Cosmologies exhibition, and the ideas and issues explored in the artist’s work as they relate to the Biennial’s broader curatorial theme.
Register for a free ticket to watch live and interact via Zoom, or watch live on FotoFest's YouTube channel. If you would like to support Fotofest, you can also make a donation with your ticket. Fotofest is managing tickets for this event.
Questions for the Q&A will be collected live via Zoom’s audio stream and YouTube’s comment function.
Please note that this online event starts at 12pm CDT, which is 6pm in the UK.
Images, from top: 1) Faisal Abdu'Allah: The Duppy Conqueror & Other Stories exhibition gallery installation at Autograph, London. 15 December - 14 April 2018. Photograph: Zoe Maxwell. 2) Wilfred Ukpong, BC1-ND-FC: By and by, I Will Carry this Burden of Hope, till the Laments of my Newborn is Heard #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1, Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos, 2011–17. Courtesy of Wilfred Ukpong and Blazing Century Studios, Nigeria. 3) Faisal Abdu-Allah, The Barber’s Chair, 2017 [detail]. Commissioned by Autograph. Installation photograph by Ben Reeves.