Exhibitions

Faisal Abdu’Allah THE DUPPY CONQUEROR & Other Works

15 December 2017 – 14 April 2018 @ Autograph ABP

Autograph ABP presents The Duppy Conqueror & Other Works, a solo exhibition by visual artist Faisal Abdu’Allah (b. 1969, London). Through his interdisciplinary practice encompassing photography, print-making, video, sculpture, drawings and installation, Abdu’Allah asks probing questions in relation to history, myth, faith, masculinity, memory and violence, as well as race, representation and iconography. The exhibition is curated by Mark Sealy MBE, Director of Autograph ABP

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Events

The '90s

Reflections on the high point of British multiculturalism

Tuesday 6 February, 7.00 - 8.30PM @ Autograph ABP

Join us as we reflect on an increasingly forgotten period of burgeoning black and brown urban subcultures.

Though often remembered as the decade of Cool Britannia, with its predominately-white, Union Jack wrapped aesthetic, '90s Britain was also defined by pirate radio, Asian daytime raves and the formation of a number of autonomous black art collectives, marking a watershed in British multiculturalism.

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Events

The Barber Shop

reading and performance by Inua Ellams

Thursday 22 February, 7 – 8pm @ Autograph ABP

Alongside Faisal Abdu’Allah gold-plated barbers chair, poet and playwright Inua Ellams will read his essay Cutting Through. This is an anecdotal and humorous description of Ellams’ experiences travelling through Africa comparing barbershops: a research trip which ultimately led to him writing the Barber Shop Chronicles a play recently staged at the National Theatre in London.

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Exhibitions

Mahtab Hussain

You Get Me?

12 January – 24 March 2018 @ Impressions Gallery

Impressions Gallery presents Mahtab Hussain's 'You Get Me?', an exhibition exploring the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men and boys. This is the first time that this acclaimed exhibition from Autograph ABP has been seen outside London.

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Events

Online bookshop promotions

24 November 2017 - 31 January 2018 @ Autograph ABP

From 24 November 2017 until 31 January 2018 Autograph ABP will be offering a special online promotion of books for Christmas and the new year.

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Exhibitions

Shahidul Alam

KALPANA’S WARRIORS

1 December 2017 - 11 January 2018 @ Bamburgh House

NEPN and Breeze Creatives present Kalpana’s Warriors, an exhibition by the acclaimed Bangladeshi photographer, artist and activist Shahidul Alam, during this Autumn’s Freedom City 2017 celebration.

Kalpana Chakma was a vocal and charismatic leader who campaigned for the rights of indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts area of Bangladesh.

She was abducted from her home at gunpoint 20 years ago by a military officer and two members of the Village Defence Party and has never been seen again.Through this powerful installation, using photographs printed on large straw mats each one illuminated by a candle, Alam attempts to break the silence surrounding her disappearance.

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