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Untitled, ca. 1970s

Ink on diary page

5" x 7.94"

Nasreen Mohamedi: Lines among Lines, introduces the contemplative abstract drawings and photographs of the influential yet under-recognized Indian artist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990). Lines among Lines will be the first solo exhibition in New York to focus primarily on Mohamedi’s drawings.

This Drawing Room exhibition is presented as a counterpart to The Drawing Center’s concurrent main gallery exhibition, 3 x Abstraction: New Methods of Drawing by Hilma af Klint, Emma Kunz, and Agnes Martin. Both exhibitions will re-visit rarely seen abstract geometric drawings by innovative women artists. Although Mohamedi’s drawings may suggest visual similarities to Constructivist compositions, Futurist diagrams, and the grids of Agnes Martin, her works are part of an inspired visual language that emerged from an alternative modernity in India.

"All I can say is, don't dismiss the show because it looks at first like something you've seen before.  You haven't.  Mohamedi is worth the effort, and she will stay with you."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Untitled, ca. late 1970s - early 1980s  Ink and graphite on paper  7″ x 7″


Nasreen Mohamedi was born in 1937 in Karachi, India and passed away in 1990 in Kihim, India. Since her first solo outside of India at Talwar, New York in 2003, Mohamedi has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions worldwide. Mohamedi has been the subject of solo presentations at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET Breuer), New York (2016); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2015); Tate, Liverpool, UK (2014); Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India (2013) and The Drawing Center, New York (2005). Mohamedi’s works have also been on view at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia; Documenta XII, Kassel, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Harvard University Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Institute of Arab and Islamic Art, NY; Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.  

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Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on graph paper

11" x 7.13"

Untitled, ca. 1960

Watercolor and ink on paper

9.5" x 9.5"

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Watercolor on paper

8.3" x 8.3"

Untitled, ca. late 1970s - early 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

7" x 7"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

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Ink and graphite on paper

22.28" x 23.38"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1965

Ink on paper

12.4" x 9.8"

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Ink on diary page

5" x 7.94"

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975
Black and white photograph

9″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10″ x 15.2″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10.8″ x 14.4″

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Black and white photograph

35.4″ x 15″

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Black and white photograph

9″ x 15″

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Black and white photograph

9.6″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10.6″ x 14.8″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

8.8″ x 14.2″

Untitled, ca. 1960s
Black and white photograph

9.6″ x 12″

Untitled, ca. 1980
Black and white photograph

9.4″ x 11.9″

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on graph paper

11" x 7.13"

Untitled, ca. 1960

Watercolor and ink on paper

9.5" x 9.5"

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Watercolor on paper

8.3" x 8.3"

Untitled, ca. late 1970s - early 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

7" x 7"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

22.28" x 23.38"

Untitled, ca. 1980s

Ink and graphite on paper

11" x 14"

Untitled, ca. 1965

Ink on paper

12.4" x 9.8"

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Ink on diary page

5" x 7.94"

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975
Black and white photograph

9″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10″ x 15.2″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10.8″ x 14.4″

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Black and white photograph

35.4″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1970s

Black and white photograph

9″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

9.6″ x 15″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

10.6″ x 14.8″

Untitled, ca. 1975

Black and white photograph

8.8″ x 14.2″

Untitled, ca. 1960s
Black and white photograph

9.6″ x 12″

Untitled, ca. 1980
Black and white photograph

9.4″ x 11.9″

Art Asia Pacific
Art Asia Pacific
Lines among Lines October 2005

In the most intimate moment of the Drawing Center's graceful exhibition of the late East Indian artist, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), a diary page smudged with black ink, Untitled, (1978) speaks volumes about the artist's profound sensibility.

The New Yorker
The New Yorker
Nasreen Mohamedi May 23, 2005

In conjunction with its exhibition of visionary abstractions by Agnes Martin, Emma Kunz, and Hilma af Klint, the Drawing Center’s annex presents photographs and works on paper by Mohamedi (1937-90), an Indian artist rarely shown in this country.

The New York Times
The New York Times
Art in Review: Nasreen Mohamedi's Lines Among Lines May 13, 2005

Nasreen Mohamedi (1944-90) is still little known outside of India, though she is a much-admired figure there. In New York, a few of her abstract drawings have turned up in group exhibitions, and Talwar Gallery has surveyed her photographs. Now samples from both are united in this hushed but magnetic show in the Drawing Room, across the street from the Drawing Center.