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Mario Cravo Neto and Maud Sulter—pictures on the effect of history

Issue No. 2488

Mario Cravo Neto. Laróyè, 1980-2000

Mario Cravo Neto. Laróyè, 1980-2000 (Pic: © Instituto Mario Cravo Neto / Instituto Moreira Salles)

The London Autograph ABP gallery has two interesting exhibitions. One is by Brazilian photographer and sculptor Mario Cravo Neto.

Cravo Neto focused on the cultural heritage of Bahia in the northeast of Brazil.

Bahia was the point of entry for millions of African slaves between the 16th and 19th century.

His imagery is steeped in Candomblé—a religion which finds its origins in traditional west African culture.

The other is an installation of 16 photomontages by Maud Sulter. The works titled Syrcus look at the representation of black women in the histories of art and photography.

The London Autograph ABP
Until 2 April 2016

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Tue 26 Jan 2016, 16:32 GMT
Issue No. 2488
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