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Autonomy of Self

  • P21 Gallery 21 Charlton Street London NW1 1JD (map)

Featuring works by Moufida Fedhila, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Šejla Kamerić, Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Nadia Mounier and CHASE funded student Joy Stacey.

Autonomy of Self is a group exhibition bringing together moving image and still photography from across the former Ottoman territories to explore how individuals are using the human image to refuse violence and conflict. The exhibition responds to Ariella Azoulay’s Civil Contract of Photography, expanding on her writing to explore how the lens-based image made in conflict is produced, used and exhibited to create visual representation where political representation is absent.

A seven-week public programme of events accompanies the exhibition, including a symposium with the artists hosted by the Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the University of the Arts London.