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Art & Compromise (III): Mark Sealy - The Organ that Weeps

Free lecture by the director of Autograph - ABP

“How does one bear witness to the criminality of societal rule, which consigns the uniqueness of being to eternal forgetfulness, not through an act of dramatic transgression but through a descent into everyday life? Thus, how does one not simply articulate loss through a dramatic gesture of defiance but learn to inhabit the world, or inhabit it again, in a gesture of mourning? It is in this context that one may identify the eye not as the organ that sees but as the organ that weeps.” Veena Das, author of “Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary”.

Mark Sealy is the Director of Autograph ABP – the Association of Black Photographers. The curator of several major international photography exhibitions, he has commissioned artists and published globally. In this lecture entitled The Organ that Weeps, Mark Sealy will explore through his work at Autograph ABP, issues relating to race, representation and human rights.

Art and Compromise is a series of lectures conceived by Beaconsfield in collaboration with City & Guilds of London Art School.


Mark Sealy | talks


Date and Time:

11 February 2009 at 2:00 pm


2 hours



22 Newport Street
SE11 6AY
020 7582 6465

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