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London is the Place for Me

London is the Place for Me events programme

05 Oct-24 Nov 2007

Talks and screenings as part of Iniva and Autograph ABP's programme to launch Rivington Place

6 October, 3pm
Gallery talk: Dinu Li

Gallery talk with London is the Place for Me artist Dinu Li. Presented by Autograph ABP.


18 October, 7pm
David Adjaye in conversation with David A Bailey

David Adjaye, the architect of the landmark building Rivington Place, is one of Britain’s leading contemporary architects whose work emphasises the experience as much as the function of architecture. David A. Bailey, the Senior Curator at Autograph ABP, speaks with Adjaye about his practice and range of influences, from African art and architecture to contemporary art and music. Presented by Autograph ABP and Iniva.


25 October, 7pm
Conversations in the Front Room

Curator Michael McMillan recreates the West Indian Front Room at Iniva to launch the Front Room Project website. Guests are invited to share their stories about arriving and becoming part of London, focusing on the decoration and selection of objects in their living spaces.

Bring an object dear to your heart and have a postcard portrait taken in a front room of your choice using digital backdrops. Artist Leticia Valverdes will be present. Presented by Iniva.


1 November, 7pm
Film Screening: Homecoming

Homecoming presents a selection of short works by artists returning to their birth place to explore the notion of origins. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the artists about the particular challenges of turning these often difficult journeys into artworks. Presented by Iniva.


15 November, 7pm
A night of African music and poetry presented by Africa Beyond

Your host, and performer, on the night, will be Zimbabwean poet Sifundo Msebele, who will be joined by Nigerian poet Ebele.

Providing the musical entertainment will be mbira players Linos Wengara Magaya and Tim Lloyd part of the Zimbaremabwe collective.


22 November, 7pm
Alfredo Jaar and Paul Gilroy in conversation

The 21st century has re-surfaced the question of the rights of the subject and the question of the body in relation to race and representation. These questions have been the central preoccupations in the work of artist Alfredo Jaar and academic Paul Gilroy. For the first time, both will meet and explore the idea of a sense of place and home. Presented by Autograph ABP as part of the John La Rose lecture series.