Born and raised in Glasgow in the 1980s, Mahtab Hussain, like many others, experienced racism and discrimination. He was frequently made to feel like he did not belong in Britain yet he knew no other home.
Hussain has developed an artistic practice which explores ideas of homeland, race, identity and cultural difference. This exhibition presents a powerful and poetic reflection on ideas of home; of belonging and displacement. It also represents a deeply emotional personal journey of discovery and offers a revealing insight into the people and the landscapes of Kashmir.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication published by Ikon Gallery and supported by the British Council. It includes texts by Jonathan Watkins, Frank Uekötter, Josiah McNeil and Mahtab Hussain. It is available in the Gallery Shop for £20.
Mitti Ka Ghar
25 May 2018 – 24 February 2019
The Family Gallery, Ground Floor
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.