Autograph has loaned Snapshot by Rotimi Fani-Kayode from our collection to the exhibition The Gaze at TJ Boulting.
This group show takes as its starting point Moroni’s enigmatic and powerful portrait, The Tailor, which hangs in London’s National Gallery. Bringing together contemporary and historical artists, The Gaze seeks echoes of this keystone of male portraiture, exploring the intimate, even unsettling relation between artist and sitter.
Featuring works by artists AdeY, Soufiane Ababri, James Bartolacci, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Adam Fearon, Alex Foxton, Sunil Gupta, Christopher Hartmann, Florian Hetz, Dan Kane, Cary Kwok, Michael Leonard, Gilbert Lewis, Herbert List, Kate Merry, Oluseye, Prem Sahib, Martin Sekera, Howard Tangye, Wilhelm Von Gloeden.
Read curator Louis Wise's introduction to the exhibition on TJ Boulting's website.
A founding member and first chairman of Autograph, Fani-Kayode was actively engaged in the Black British art scene during the 1980s.
His photographs have been exhibited internationally since 1985, with numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe, America and Africa. In 2003, his work featured in the African Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale, Italy and today his works are represented in major public and private collectors including Tate, Guggenheim Museum; Victoria & Albert Museum; The Walther Collection; The Hutchins Center; Kiasma-Museum of Contemporary Art; and the collection of Yinka Shonibare CBE, amongst others.
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