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.
SUSTAINING SPONSORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith
Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Barry & Barbara Gordon, John P. Haritatos, Arthur & Viola Paris, Carole Resnick, Nancy Keefe Rhodes, and Jeff Unaitis
Joseph Carpenter & Richard Odom, Annemarie Deegan, Beth Drew & Joe Marusa, Chris Flynn, Nirelle & Allen Galson – In Honor of Robert Colley, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Sam Gruber, Ruth Heller & Bennet Schaber, Sarah Stewart McIlvain, Shirley & Larry Novak, George Savage, Craig Schlanger & Rosemary Welch, Ellen Schwartz, Vince Sgambati, Sharye Skinner, Syracuse Antiques Exchange, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Mary Traynor, Ron VanNorstrand, Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff – In Memory of Rae Kramer
Bousquet Holstein PLLC, Onondaga County, The Dorothy & Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, WRVO, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Ann Jamison, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, and Carolyn Stark & John Przepiora