With Conversations in the Front Room an evening with the curator Michael McMillan
'I grew up learning that "cleanliness is next to godliness" and that no matter how poor we were, if the front room looked good, then we were decent people.'
- Michael McMillan
Did you see Michael McMillan's exhibition, The West Indian Front Room at the Geffrye Museum in 2006? You can now experience the project on a new interactive website www.thefrontroom.org - created in collaboration with Iniva. The website provides access to photographs, audio interviews and learning resources as well as material from new exhibitions on living rooms of Moroccan, Turkish, Indonesian, Surinamese and Antillean migrants in Holland.
Join curator Michael McMillan on 25 October for Conversations in The Front Room a celebration of the project, website launch and screening of BBC 4 documentary Tales from the Front Room, which explores the memories of three generations of Caribbean Britons. A recreation of The West Indian Front Room exhibition, originally at the Geffrye Museum, is on display from 25-31 October at Iniva, Rivington Place.
At the event you can have your portrait postcard taken with an object dear to your heart in front of a digital front room backdrop of your choice with artist Leticia Valverdes. You can also submit photos of your own front room and send comments to Michael McMillan on a curator's blog.
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Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA
Nearest tubes: Old Street & Liverpool Street
Rivington Place is fully accessible in all public areas
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm
Late night Thursday until 9pm, last admission 8.30pm
Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects designed to bring the work of artists from culturally-diverse backgrounds to the attention of the widest possible public. (www.iniva.org)
Rivington Place is Iniva and Autograph ABP's new contemporary visual arts space. Supported by the Arts Council England Lottery Capital 2 Programme, it is the UK's first permanent public space for culturally-diverse visual arts and photography. Barclays Bank plc is the Rivington Place founding corporate partner, contributing £1.1million towards the development. This innovative partnership reflects Barclays history of supporting positive social change and making a real and lasting difference to the diverse communities in which it operates. (http://www.rivingtonplace.org/)
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