Mahtab Hussain
Mitti Ka Ghar

Mahtab Hussain, Untitled, 2017,
c-type photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

This exhibition will extend from Mahtab Hussain’s Floor 3 exhibition Going back home to where I came from and will include a wealth of opportunities to engage with over the summer.


 

In September 2016, Mahtab Hussain travelled to Kashmir; to the place where his parents had once called home.  He was able to meet members of his family for the first time, including his great grandmother, and to witness the kind of life he may have lived, had history taken a different turn.

 

His exhibition presents a powerful and poetic reflection on ideas of home; of belonging and displacement.  Over the next few months, working with the artist and local communities, we will build and decorate a traditional Kashmiri mud house and the artist will also create tintype portraits of local people, gradually building a portrait of Walsall.

 

Preview

Thursday, 24 May, 6-8pm

All welcome.

 

In Conversation

Wednesday 18 July, 6.30-8pm, £3

Mahtab Hussain will talk about his work with writer, curator and artist, David Campany. Please book a

place by calling the Gallery on 01922 654400.