Events

Exhibition opening
Mahtab Hussain: You Get Me?

Thurs 4 May, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Rivington Place

London, UK

Free event


Join us at the launch of our new exhibition Mahtab Hussain: You Get Me? 

Hussain’s photographs explore the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men.

You Get Me? addresses the contested political terrain of race and representation, respect and cultural difference.

The men captured in Hussain’s portraits identify as Muslim, and expressed that they felt culturally ridiculed by the constant flow of derogatory media representation of their lives.

The 24 portraits in the exhibition examine how the weight of masculinity impacts the subject’s sense of self, as they navigate the complex identity formations historically placed upon them.

Hussain photographed the series over a nine-year period in Birmingham – where he grew up – stopping individuals in the street and starting conversations as he took their portrait. He later expanded the project to London and Nottingham.

Read more about the exhibition >

About our openings

Our exhibition openings are very popular, and we ask visitors to RSVP beforehand to help manage numbers.

The opening is is an informal event, you can arrive and leave at any time. There may be a queue to enter the building or gallery during busy openings. This is to ensure the safety of visitors and the artwork. The queue often moves quickly, and we appreciate your patience.

Address and directions

Address
Autograph ABP
Rivington Place
EC2A 3BA

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The main entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with step-free access to all areas of the building.