September 23, 2015 – January 11, 2016
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
A singular artist to emerge in post-Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) created a body of work vital to the evolution of international modernism and abstraction. This exhibition marks the largest presentation of Mohamedi’s work to date and explores the conceptual complexity and visual subtlety that made her practice unique in its time.
Mohamedi drew upon a range of inspirations in her work, from Paul Klee and Agnes Martin, to Mughal architecture and Indian classical music. She experimented with organic lines, delicate grids and hard-edged forms in her oeuvre, and this aesthetic informed and infused the photographs she took throughout her life. With paintings, drawings, and photographs, the exhibition surveys the different stages of Mohamedi’s career and the development of her aesthetic approach, which made her one the most significant artists of her generation.
The exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museo Nacional Central de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi.