Black Chronicles II
Black Chronicles II explored the presence of black subjects in Victorian Britain through the prism of late 19th century studio portraiture.The Cooper Gallery installation presented the U.S. premiere of this critically acclaimed exhibition, first shown at Rivington Place, London in 2014. The second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to excavating archives, Black Chronicles II showcased Autograph ABP’s commitment to continuous critical enquiry into archive images which had been overlooked, under-researched or simply not recognised as significant previously, yet are highly relevant to black representational politics and cultural history today.
A stunning exhibition, "Drapetomania" was curated by Alejandro de la Fuente, Director of the Center for Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center. The provocative installation featured distinctive Afro-Cuban art from the original Grupo Antillano alongside that of intriguing younger artists; their work engaged with centrality of African practices in Cuban national culture.