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      November 14, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

      Cumberland Road
      Bristol, Bristol, City of BS1 6UX

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      In Conversation: Imran Perretta and Amal Khalaf

      Imran Perretta discusses the themes of his commission, including biopolitics, state power and experiences of societal marginalisation, with curator Amal Khalaf.  Imran Perretta's exhibition the destructors  is at Spike Island from 28 September to 8 December 2019.    the destructors is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol, and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and supported by Outset Contemporary Art Fund. It tours to partner venues throughout 2019 and 2020.   IMRAN PERRETTA Imran Perretta (b. 1988, London) lives and works in London. Encompassing moving-image, sound, performance and poetry, Perretta's work explores ideas of biopower, marginality and the (de)construction of cultural histories.Perretta is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2014) Recent exhibitions include 15 Days, Jerwood Space, London (2018); Mene Mene Tekel Parsin, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017); it wasn’t a crash, in the usual sense, Arcadia Missa, London (2016); 5 percent, Copenhagen Art Week, Denmark; and Devotions, MOT International Project Space, London (both 2015). Perretta was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, World Museum, Liverpool and ICA, London (2014–15). In 2016, Perretta presented Pale News, a performance devised in collaboration with artist Milo van der Maaden and members from the PoC and LGBTQ communities in East London, as part of Chisenhale Gallery’s 21st Century programme of performances and events. AMAL KHALAF Amal Khalaf is a researcher, curator and currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, working on the On the Edgeware Road project. She is also Commissioning Editor (Projects) at Ibraaz and a founding member of the GCC Collective, a multi-disciplinary collective that explores questions of identity and institutions across the Gulf, and with an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths, her research addresses themes of urbanism, community media activism and art through participatory projects and media initiatives.

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