Procrustean Possibilities

Zakkir Hussain

The Guild,  Alibaug

  December 23, 2017 - February 15,  2018

10.00 am to 6.30 pm

all days open


The Guild is delighted to present Procrustean Possibilities a solo exhibition of new works by Zakkir Hussain. The Guild had earlier exhibited Zakkir Hussain’s works in a two person show at NCPA, 2006, and then in various group shows at The Guild Art USA Inc., New York, 2006 and 2012.   

“Hussain’s poetic refrain manifests in the violent leitmotifs of corporal discipline and restraint that have punctuated his drawings for almost a decade. And while his repeated and rehearsed images might be read a closure or an impasse, I would like to suggest that the poetic possibilities of the refrain may point to something a little more slippery. In keeping with this, my short introduction to 
Procrustean Possibilities considers how Hussain’s use of the visual refrain may perform an ambiguous function to not only mark a world replete with the tacit ironies of entropy but also to potentially point to untold paths that exist beyond the picture plane.” - Dr. Kathleen Wyma 

Zakkir Hussain was born in Kerala in 1970 and received BFA in Painting from The College of Fine Arts, Trivandrum, in 1994 and Masters in Fine Arts (Graphics), MSU Baroda. Zakkir Hussain was invited to the first Kochi Muziris Biennale curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, 2012; Recent Works, curated by Kathleen Wyma, The University of British Colombia, Canada. His solo exhibitions include: Prolonged hours of Disguised Situations, Gallery SKE, Bangalore, 2015; Translating the Silence, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2015; Zero Tolerance, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2012; 103d C Yellow Fever and other works, Gallery SKE Bangalore, 2010; Re-Turn of The Unholy, Vadehra art Gallery, New Delhi, 2008; Emerging from the Womb of a Scapegoat, Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi. 

His group shows include: 
MATTANCHERRY, curated by Riyas Komu, Uru Art Harbour, Kochi, 2017; Peak-Shift-Effect, curated by Gayatri Sinha, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, 2013; Skoda Contemporary Art Show, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2012; A Further Global Encounter, Grosvenor Vadehra, London, 2012; Krinzinger Project, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna, 2008; Venice & Kassel Interlude, The Guild, Mumbai, 2008. 

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