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In Conversation: Mahtab Hussain and Melanie Kidd

1 Jan, 1970 at 12:00 am - 30 Jan, 2015 at 12:00 am

Mahtab Hussain’s practice seeks to challenge the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism and his new exhibition, The Commonality of Strangers, has been produced through an in-depth residency spent in and around NAE’s local neighbourhood. The collection beautifully documents the diversity of the communities that reside here in Hyson Green at this moment in time. However, it also creates a compelling portrait of displacement, revealing the truths of the migrant experience and the reality of living in a multi-cultural pocket of the UK through the voices of the newly arrived and longstanding residents.

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