NORWAY

Rotimi Fani-Kayode works on loan to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

18 Feb - 22 May 2022


ABOUT THE loan

Autograph is loaning eight works by Rotimi Fani-Kayode from our collection to Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Norway, for the exhibition Every Moment Counts – AIDS and its Feelings.

Taking its title from a series of color prints by photographer Fani-Kayode, the exhibition presents artworks from 1982 until today. Every Moment Counts – AIDS and its Feelings captures the powerful sense of urgency that artists experienced in response to the tragedy of AIDS, but more than anything else, the poetics of life and its feelings expressed by their works. As a backdrop to the exhibition, the year 2022 is significant: it marks fifty years since the decriminalization of same-sex relationships in Norway when paragraph 213 in the Norwegian Penal Code was lifted.

Although his career was cut short by his untimely death at the age of 34, Fani-Kayode remains one of the most significant names in the history of black photography. His photographs constitute a profound narrative of sexual and cultural difference, seminal in their exploration of the politics of desire, diaspora, displacement, spirituality and the black male body.

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ADDRESS

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Sonja Henies vei 31 1311
Høvikodden, Norway

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HOURS

Tue, Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 17:00



A SELECTION OF works in the loan

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Nothing to Lose VIII (Bodies of Experience), 1989



Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Dan Mask, 1988

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Sonponmoi, 1987

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Every Moment Counts, 1989

Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Born to Die, 1988



about the artist

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955 - 1989)

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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Limited Edition Prints

Collectors' edition prints by the artist are available.

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Rotimi Fani-Kayode & Alex Hirst: Photographs

Hardcover Vintage Edition book, £35

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Banner image: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Sonponmoi, 1987. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London.

Page images from top, left to right: 1) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Nothing to Lose VIII (Bodies of Experience), 1989. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 2) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Dan Mask, 1988. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 3) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Sonponmoi, 1987. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 4) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Every Moment Counts, 1989. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 5) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Born to Die, 1988. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 6) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Umbrella, 1987. © Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 7) Rotimi Fani Kayode, The Black Friar, 1989. © Rotimi Fani-Kayode. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London. 8) Cover of book Rotimi Fani-Kayode & Alex Hirst: Photographs.