MAHTAB HUSSAIN – Muslims in America
February 3, 2024 to March 16, 2024
OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd from 6-8pm
British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. This September, ArtRage is hosting Hussain for a two week residency to photograph Syracuse’s Muslim community; the resulting work will become this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.
Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement, specifically he is known for photographing the Muslim experience in the UK, US and Canada. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
John P. Haritatos
Annemarie Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Chris Flynn, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Sam Gruber, Ruth Heller & Bennet Schaber, Shirley & Larry Novak, George Savage, Ellen Schwartz, Sharye Skinner, Syracuse Antiques Exchange, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Ron VanNorstrand, and Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar
Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Onondaga County, The Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, WRVO, Therese A. Deegan, Ann Jamison, and Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley