Tate: Nasreen Mohamedi

Nasreen at her studio in Bombay at the Bhulabhai Desai Institute Dated 2 Nov 1960 Photograph 4.2 x 6.2 in.   Courtsey: Sikander and Hydari Collection
Nasreen at her studio in Bombay at the Bhulabhai Desai Institute
Dated 2 Nov 1960
Photograph
4.2 x 6.2 in.
Courtsey: Sikander and Hydari Collection

6 June – 5 October 2014

Adult £10.00 (concession £7.50) (includes entrance to Mondrian and his Studios)

Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) is considered to be one of the most significant artists within the modernist tradition. This will be the largest solo exhibition of Mohamedi’s work in the UK.

Born in Karachi and raised in Mumbai, Mohamedi studied art in London (1954-57) and worked in an atelier in Paris (1961-63) before returning to Mumbai where she became part of an abstractionist milieu. Mohamedi moved to Baroda in the early 1970s where she taught Fine Art till her death in 1990. It is here that she developed a singular abstract language, producing small-scale ink and graphite drawings.

The exhibition will bring together different strands of a practice that encompassed drawing, painting and photography. Archival material will provide links to the varied influences that informed her art, from Islamic and modern architecture to the desert and the Arabian Sea.

The exhibition will run in parallel with Mondrian and his Studios. 

 

 

 

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