For her first solo exhibition at PAPER, Ali highlights an issue affecting Muslim creatives. As an artist attending gallery previews and seldom offered any refreshment more than water, Ali meditates on this seemingly flippant form of exclusion. A simple matter of being overlooked whilst others indulge in wine is something Ali has attempted to come to terms with until now. She discusses to what extent this ‘innocent’ marginalisation will continue and invites contemplation of deeper underlying issues. Ali brings together a series of photographic prints taken on preview nights, capturing moments of feeling side-lined and developing an exquisite print diary of her documentation.
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Dates: 30 June – 11 August 2018, open Saturdays 11am – 5pm or by appointment
Venue: PAPER Gallery, Manchester