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Unsterile Clinic: Even This Will Pass
Aida Silvestri

Unsterile Clinic: Even This Will Pass Aida Silvestri

Unsterile Clinic: Even This Will Pass Aida SilvestriUnsterile Clinic: Even This Will Pass
Aida Silvestri

Edited by Renée Mussai.


16 pages
410 x 265 mm
ISSN Not Available


Aida Silvestri explores new approaches of documentary photography to address potent current issues of culture, ethnicity, identity, health and politics.

In this newspaper, two of her series addressing themes of human rights are featured. Even This Will Pass confronts the issue of human trafficking and the plights of Eritrean refugees whose voices often remain unheard. Unsterile Clinic directs our attention to gender-based violence and the widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

In both projects, Silvestri skilfully combines photographic portraiture, visual activism and poems written in collaboration with her participants to provide harrowing personal testimonies.

Includes introductory texts and an essay by Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and head of Archive and Research at Autograph.

About the Artist
Aida Silvestri Is An Interdisciplinary Artist And Educator Of Eritrean Descent. She Creates Mixed Media Artworks That Challenge The Status Quo Of Stigma, Prejudice And Social Injustice Concerning Race, Class, Identity And Health, Often Combining Text, Image And Experimental Techniques To Manipulate The Photographic Surface.

About the Editor
Renée Mussai is a research-led curator, writer and scholar with a special interest in African and diasporic lens-based black feminist visual arts practices. She is Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collection at Autograph – a London-based non-profit charity, with a remit in photography and film addressing cultural identity, race, representation, and human rights – where she has worked for almost two decades, advocating for a diverse constituency of contemporary artists and co-commissioning a range of artistic programmes, including the critically acclaimed ‘Black Chronicles’ (2014 – 2018, publication forthcoming), the internationally touring ‘Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama—Hail the Dark Lioness’ (2017 – 2021), and Phoebe Boswell’s ‘The Space Between Things’ (2019), amongst many projects.

About the Publisher
Established in 1988, Autograph’s mission is to champion the work of artists who use photography and film to highlight questions of race, representation, human rights and social justice. Through doing so, they invite people to explore the creative and critical power of visual representation, in shaping our understanding of ourselves and of others. Every year they engage hundreds of thousands of people locally, nationally and globally at their gallery in London, digitally and through projects in partner spaces.