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Exhibition Tour: Imran Perretta

the destructors

Exhibition Tour: Imran Perretta

the destructors

Imran Perretta, the destructors (2019). Film still. Produced by Chisenhale Gallery and Spike Island, Bristol, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. Courtesy the artist

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Somali poet and artist Asmaa Jama leads a tour of Imran Perretta’s exhibition the destructors.

the destructors is a solo exhibition and major new film commission by London-based artist Imran Perretta. Drawing on the artist’s own experience as a young man of Bangladeshi heritage, the film explores personal and collective experiences of marginalisation and oppression. Shot on location in Tower Hamlets, East London, it reconsiders the figure of alienated male youth, exploring the complexities of ‘coming of age’ for young Muslim men living in the UK.

Asmaa Jama

Asmaa Jama is a Somali poet and artist. Her work has been published in print and online, in places like The Good Journal, Popshot Magazine, and Ambit. As an artist, she has been featured by Dark Yellow Dot. She was a resident at In Between Time’s Creative Exchange Lab in October 2019.