ISSA SAMB: From the Ethics of Acting to the Empire without Signs

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Iniva's first public presentation of work as part of Practice International is the first solo exhibition in the UK by Issa Samb, the Senegalese artist and member of Agit'Art in Dakar, curated by Koyo Kouoh of Raw Material Company. Samb has made a new installation referencing the changing environment of his atelier, as well as his unique collaboration with French artist Jean Michel  Bruyère.

The gallery installation at Rivington Place includes materials and works shipped from Senegal as well as found elements collected in London's street markets. Central to the exhibition will be fragments of the artist's writings and footages and videos as well as short films from the oeuvre of French director Jean Michel Bruyère in which Samb plays the role of an actor at the service of Bruyère's durational performance-installations. An archival display of material will also position Samb's work in relation to his engagement with Laboratoire Agit'Art and to Senegalese art and politics.

The preview of the exhibition included a performance by Issa Samb.


Rivington Place
United Kingdom