8-28 October 2021
Coventry CV1 1EX
Agency is a new body of work by the socially engaged artist Anthony Luvera. Created in collaboration with people who have experienced homelessness in Coventry, this commission for Coventry UK City of Culture extends the artist’s ongoing work made with people experiencing homelessness in towns and cities across the United Kingdom for almost twenty years. Throughout 2021, Luvera invited participants to use disposable cameras to document their experiences and places in the city that are significant to them. Participants were also invited to use digital medium format camera equipment in order to work on the production of a self-portrait for the artist’s ongoing series Assisted Self-Portraits.
The final images are exhibited along Warwick Row, a road containing many estate agents that leads into the city centre from Coventry Train Station, throughout the duration of the HOME: Arts and Homelessness Festival and featured in a free community newspaper distributed across the city.
Agency by Anthony Luvera was commissioned by Coventry UK City of Culture, produced in association with GRAIN Projects.