Wednesday, 11 June 2014 - an event listings blog from the Royal African Society
Issa Samb: From the Ethics of Acting to the Empire without Signs
It’s unlikely anyone who attended the preview of Issa Samb’s new exhibition at Rivington Place will ever forget his performance that night; not least, because it’s memorialised in film, made on the day by Samb’s longtime collaborator in art, film-maker Jean Michele Bruyere.

The exhibition itself is enigmatic, potent with meaning which invites exploration, and certainly provides delight and terror in equal measure. Definitely a ‘must see’ this London summer.

Photo: Issa Samb (right) Credit: Christa Holka
Photo: Detail from Untitled, Dakar, Pas du jour

Issa Samb: From the Ethics of Acting to the Empire without Signs 

Date & Time: showing until Saturday 26th July - 6:00pm

The first UK solo exhibition of Senegalese artist Issa Samb  presented by 
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) this summer and curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of Raw Material Company based in Dakar.

The gallery installation at Rivington Place will include materials and works shipped from Senegal as well as found elements collected in London’s street markets, 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.

Venue: Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), 1 Rivington Pl, London EC2A 3BA