Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Care | Contagion | Community: Self & Other (2021–2022) at Autograph, London, this catalogue features work by 10 UK-based visual artists commissioned by Autograph to create new work responding to the Covid-19 crisis.
Using primarily photography and film, the artists reflect carefully and critically, often very personally, on the impact of the pandemic, their lived experiences, and the inevitability of change.
To contextualise these new artist commissions, Autograph invited 10 writers—poets, scholars and curators—to produce a short essay in response, and published a series of interviews with each artist discussing their practice.
Presented together in this beautifully designed book, the texts and artist commissions offer thoughtful reflections on changing conditions of existence: generous invitations to contemplate what it means to be human, and how we might care for one another.
Featuring a new introductory essay by Autograph’s senior curator Renée Mussai, and a Foreword by Autograph’s director Mark Sealy.