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RUMMANA HUSSAIN

Fortitude from Fragments

September 25 - December 4, 2010

Electric Womb, 1994

Electric Womb, 1994

Talwar Gallery is delighted to present Fortitude from Fragments, a solo exhibition of Rummana Hussain’s works from 1993‐1994. 

Unhinged by events of 1992‐93, Rummana embarked on a courageous pursuit to excavate the marginalization of the other, their means, and sustenance. Empowered by powerlessness, Rummana, rather than extract herself from the challenging questioning of self that followed, merged both ideologically and physically, her body and her work. On view are the first markers of that journey, which was to become more intricate and Rummana more fortified in response, as the urgency within society merged with the urgency by nature within her own body.  

The fragments of a broken pot or a tomb, speak of loss, of silence; laid bare on mirrors to reflect on its post mortem. The female body, the awakening of a womb, the cycle of life, the distortion that is the media hyperbole. All these are at play and at work in the consciousness of Rummana. Now, 17 years after they were first created by the artist they still resonate with renewed vigor, except what were local origins at the time are now pervasive around the globe, abundant in echoes of intolerance to secularism and self.  

Tunnel Echoes, 1994

Tunnel Echoes, 1994





“Works with focus on the female body, the site of simultaneous violence and fecundity, would continue to remain important throughout Rummana’s oeuvre.”

Talwar Gallery





 

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Dissected Projection, 1993, Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    
Dissected Projection, 1993, Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud     
Dissected Projection (detail)
RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Dissected Projection, 1993, Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Dissected Projection, 1993

Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Conflux, 1993, Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta
Conflux
Conflux
Conflux, 1993, Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

Conflux, 1993

Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

30” x 24”

Electric Womb, 1994 Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes
Electric Womb
Electric Womb (Detail)
Electric Womb, 1994 Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes

Electric Womb, 1994
Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes
28” x 28”x 6.5”

Fragment from Splitting, 1993, Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta
Fragment from Splitting (detail)
Fragment from Splitting, 1993, Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

Fragment from Splitting, 1993

Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

41” x 32”

 

Hyperbolic Device, 1993 Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror
Hyberbolic Device (Detail)
Hyperbolic Device (Detail)
Hyperbolic Device, 1993 Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror

Hyperbolic Device, 1993
Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror
72” x 36” x 30”

Unearthed, 1993, Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

Unearthed, 1993

Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

35 1/2” x 31”

Resonance, 1993 Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell
Resonance (Detail)
Resonance, 1993 Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell

Resonance, 1993
Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell
32”x 38”x 7.5” (Wood & mirror), 50”x 36” (Paint on acrylic)

Sequence and Change, 1994, Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud
Sequence and Change (Detail)
Sequence and Change, 1994, Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Sequence and Change, 1994

Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Tunnel Echoes, 1994, Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board
RUMMANA HUSSAIN
Tunnel Echoes, 1994, Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

Tunnel Echoes, 1994

Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

36 3/4" x 21"

Dissected Projection, 1993, Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Dissected Projection, 1993

Wood, Mirror, Terracotta, Acrylic and Mud    

Conflux, 1993, Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

Conflux, 1993

Wood, Paint on Acrylic, Gheru and Terracotta

30” x 24”

Electric Womb, 1994 Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes

Electric Womb, 1994
Wood, Acrylic Sheet, Light and PVC Tubes
28” x 28”x 6.5”

Fragment from Splitting, 1993, Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

Fragment from Splitting, 1993

Bricks, Mirror, Gheru and Terracotta

41” x 32”

 

Hyperbolic Device, 1993 Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror

Hyperbolic Device, 1993
Wood, PVC Tubes, Lights, Kidney Tray and Mirror
72” x 36” x 30”

Unearthed, 1993, Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

Unearthed, 1993

Bricks, Wood and Terracotta

35 1/2” x 31”

Resonance, 1993 Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell

Resonance, 1993
Wood, Mirror, Paint on Acrylic, Plates, Rice, Water, Rock and Shell
32”x 38”x 7.5” (Wood & mirror), 50”x 36” (Paint on acrylic)

Sequence and Change, 1994, Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Sequence and Change, 1994

Bicycle, Electric Motor, Mirror and Mud

Tunnel Echoes, 1994, Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

Tunnel Echoes, 1994

Earth pigment and acrylic on carved gypsum board

36 3/4" x 21"