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Sense of Place

30 Sep 2005
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Rivington Place is a groundbreaking contemporary visual arts new building in Shoreditch, East London a project led by Autograph ABP and Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA). Rivington Place will open in 2007 as the UK’s first permanent home for culturally diverse visual arts and photography. Much more than a conventional gallery, Rivington Place will connect the experiences of Britains diverse communities, and offer an aspirational space and international cultural hub to explore the complexities of identity, human rights and diversity.

David Adjaye, one of the leading architects of his generation in the UK, has designed Rivington Place as an innovative landmark building. As well as providing a home for inIVA & Autograph ABP, the space will incorporate:

Project Space One: Exhibition Space
Barclays Project Space: second exhibition space for talks, seminars and film screenings
Multimedia Lab
Photography Archive
Interactive Space
Meeting Room & SME Workspaces

We will break ground in October. This significant milestone will be marked with a site-specific installation, based on Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison’s 1950s novel, and Gordon Parks’ photograph Emerging Man. Curated by Mark Sealy, Autograph ABP, the project talks directly to the core function of the new building, asking critical questions about the nature of visibility historically, and encouraging viewers to think how visibility works within a physical space.