You Get Me? An exhibition by Mahtab Hussain explores the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men.
The exhibition addresses the contested political terrain of race and representation, respect and cultural difference. The 24 portraits in the exhibition examine how the weight of masculinity impacts the subject’s sense of self. 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 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.
The exhibition is being hosted by Gallery Oldham in Gallery 2 until Saturday 8 June.
Oldham Cultural Quarter
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