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Guggenheim Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao

Nasreen Mohamedi & Arpita Singh in Elles font l'abstraction

October 22, 2021 - February 27, 2022

The exhibition sets out to write the history of the contributions of women artists to abstraction with works dating from the 1860s to the 1980s. Far from being a mere catalogue, the exhibition reveals the decisive turning points that marked this development, the specific contexts for creation, the research conducted by the artists, individually or in groups, as well as the founding exhibitions. 

Mori Art Museum

Mori Art Museum

Arpita Singh in Another Energy

April 22 - September 26, 2021

Another Energy focuses on 16 female artists in their 70s or older, from across the globe, who continue to embark on new challenges. Showcasing their wide array of powerful works from paintings, video, sculptures, to large-scale installations and performances, this exhibition contemplates the nature of the special strength - “Another Energy” - of these women who have all continued challenging throughout their long-standing careers. 

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Ranjani Shettar

Seeing Differently: The Phillips Collects for a New Century

March 6 - September 12, 2021

The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, celebrates its centennial with Seeing Differently. The exhibition marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years and includes works by Paul Klee, Mondrian, Rothko, Pollock, Picasso, de Kooning, Calder, Jacob Lawrence and Ranjani Shettar amongst others...

Artforum

Artforum

N.N. Rimzon

October 2020

An enigmatic figure sits cross-legged in a meditative pose in the middle of a circle in N. N. Rimzon’s sculpture The Round Ocean and the Living Death, 2019–20, which lent its intriguing title to the artist’s most recent exhibition. The statue’s nose and closed eyes are vermilion, offering a vivid contrast to its grayish body... 

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Narrating from the Museum Collection 10 years of KNMA

January 25, 2020 - December 30, 2020

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art turns ten this year.  We celebrate the past decade, bringing back vignettes that will highlight the museum’s multi-focal vision, its evolving mission, directions and journeys undertaken, mapping intersecting histories of the subcontinent.

The Hindu Business Line

The Hindu Business Line

Of agony and ecstasy

November 8, 2019

Anjum Singh has transformed personal afflictions to a more universal level of human experience in her layered images

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art

Alia Syed in Migrating Worlds: The Art of the Moving Image in Britain

October 10 – December 29, 2019

Migrating Worlds brings together work by eight of Britain’s leading film and video artists in the first exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art dedicated exclusively to the moving image.

Sculpture Magazine

Sculpture Magazine

Seeing What is Not There: A Conversation with Alwar Balasubramaniam

July 15, 2019

An interview of Alwar Balasubramaniam with Chitra Balasubramaniam of Sculpture Magazine.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Ranjani Shettar: Earth Songs for a Night Sky

May 16 - August 25, 2019

Earth Songs for a Night Sky is a multi-faceted project by Ranjani Shettar. Occupying two rooms and the staircase of the original Phillips House, the project is conceived in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky’s artist’s book Klänge (Sounds)—which features 56 woodcuts and was published right after he had made his breakthrough into abstraction—and Klee’s late paintings in the Phillips’s collection, including Arab Song (1932), Efflorescence (1937), and Figure of the Oriental Theater (1934).

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

58th Venice Biennale, India Pavilion

Rummana Hussain in Our time for a future sharing

May 11 – November 24, 2019

Unhinged by events of 1992-93, Rummana embarked on a courageous pursuit to excavate the marginalization of the other, their means and sustenance. Now, over 25 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.

Artforum

Artforum

Critic's Pick: Sheila Makhijani

April 2019

In Sheila Makhijani’s exhibition “This That and The Other,” a disarray of strange, vibrant objects lies before the viewer, as if they were artifacts from some underwater civilization revealed by the ebb. The glazed and unglazed ceramics...

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Arpita Singh: A Retrospective

January 30 – July 14, 2019

Arpita Singh is one of the most significant women artists in India. This retrospective exhibition at KNMA gives an extraordinary opportunity to view six decades of her art practice. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ranjani Shettar: Seven ponds and a few raindrops

March 12 – September 16, 2018

Usually composed of numerous nonrepresentational forms, Ranjani Shettar’s immersive environments are inspired by her observations of the now-threatened natural environs of her native India.

FRAC Lorraine

FRAC Lorraine

Alwar Balasubramaniam in You Remind Me of Someone

February 23 - June 17, 2018

You Remind Me of Someone relies on mechanisms triggered by resemblance, mimicry, and reciprocity in order to explore our relationship to images in a world in which they multiply endlessly on a daily basis. The visual and gestural similarities between the works question affinities, elicit encounters, seek to find a common thread in this continuous flux.

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

ALLAN DESOUZA: Through the Black Country

January 25 – July 14, 2018

DeSouza’s most recent work reenacts and upends iconic colonial narratives of discovery in Africa. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Nasreen Mohamedi: Inaugural Exhibition at The MET Breuer

March 18 - June 5, 2016

One of the most significant artists to emerge in post-Independence India, Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) created a body of work that demonstrates a singular and sustained engagement with abstraction. The Met Breuer exhibition, the first museum retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States, is an important part of the Met’s initiative to explore and present the global scope of modern and contemporary art.

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

Van Every/Smith Museum Galleries

Alia Syed & Allan deSouza in Contents Under Pressure

February 25 - April 10, 2016

The Van Every/Smith Galleries and Davidson College are pleased to present Contents Under Pressure, featuring the works of Allan deSouza and Alia Syed. 

Blaffer Art Museum

Blaffer Art Museum

Allan deSouza in TIME/IMAGE

September 26 - December 12, 2015

Time / Image explores the interrelationship of time and thought in contemporary art. The exhibition borrows its title and, loosely, its philosophical framework from French philosopher Gilles Deleuze (1925–1995).

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting is a Part of Intense Living

September 23, 2015 - January 11, 2016

Nasreen Mohamedi was one of the first Indian artists to embrace abstraction, moving away from the more conventional doctrines of Indian modern art in the early decades of the 20th century. The exhibition, organised by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, displays her work – combining thought and action – in the intersections between her life and her art.

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Alwar Balasubramaniam and Allan deSouza in Intersections@5

May 28 - October 25, 2015

The Phillips Collection celebrates the fifth anniversary of Intersections, which since 2009 has presented the work of 22 artists—9 men and 13 women—from the US and abroad. This exhibition presents works by Intersections artists that have been acquired to date, both pieces that were featured in past installations and new works that are reminiscent or emblematic of the projects. Most importantly, the anniversary exhibition is a celebration of the Phillips’s mission to actively collect and display contemporary art.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Sheila Makhijani in Working Spaces

January 28 - February 29, 2015

‘Working Spaces’ can be read in multiple ways. Bordering between representation and abstraction, artists have employed acts of drawing, structural forms of architecture and of objects, principles of visual deception and optical illusion, nuances of colour and the effects of light and sound to manifest concepts/ideas about materiality and non-materiality, fullness and emptiness, form and formlessness, often entering into realms of the transcendental and the mystical. 

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 6 - October 5, 2014

Nasreen Mohamedi reveals the artist’s significant contribution to modernism that expands the boundaries of Western art history and offers an opportunity to reconsider the meaning of abstract art. Featuring more than 50 of her works, Nasreen Mohamedi charts the evolution of Mohamedi’s work, exploring how she, like Mondrian, moved away from a figurative style and developed her own unique approach to abstraction.

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Nasreen Mohamedi: A Retrospective

January 31 - November 30, 2013

In the history of Indian Modernism, Nasreen Mohamedi is a distinct figure who broke away from the mainstream art practice of the early decades of post-Independent India, choosing the less explored trajectory of the 'non-representational'.

Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery

Gallery of Modern Art and Queensland Art Gallery

SHEILA MAKHIJANI in 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)

December 8, 2012 – April 14, 2013

The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the Gallery’s flagship international contemporary art event, and the only major exhibition series in the world to focus exclusively on the contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and Australia. APT7 continued the series’ forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Ranjani Shettar: Varsha

2012

Ranjani Shettar’s Varsha, an artist’s book published by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art in late 2012, evokes aspects of 16 phases of the monsoon and the classical Indian astronomy used to predict them. The accordion-folding volume, bound in hand-worked metal, includes 16 original prints, each corresponding to a specific period of the rainy season.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Alia Syed: Eating Grass

August 11, 2012 - July 28, 2013

Experimental filmmaker Alia Syed makes her West Coast debut at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) with an installation of her film Eating Grass.

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Ranjani Shettar: Dewdrops and Sunshine

November 4, 2011 - February 26, 2012

Ranjani Shettar: Dewdrops and Sunshine showcases the artist’s unique approach to sculpture including material experimentation, relationship to space, engagement with nature, exploration of tradition and resonance with modernism. 

The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

November 21, 2010 – February 7, 2011

NASREEN MOHAMEDI
A. BALASUBRAMANIAM
SHEILA MAKHIJANI
ALIA SYED
RANJANI SHETTAR in

On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ranjani Shettar: New Work

March 21 - July 7, 2009

Unlike many contemporary Indian artists currently exhibiting their work internationally, Shettar has maintained close connections to Bangalore, India, where she was born and educated. Her artistic vocabulary is akin to those of postminimalist artists such as Martin Puryear and Eva Hesse, insofar as she explores a variety of materials and displays an interest in both handwork and the conceptual dimensions of art objects.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Ranjani Shettar in Inaugural Rooftop Sculpture Garden

March 21 - July 7, 2009

More than forty years have passed since minimalist artists first began incorporating the space of the gallery into their artistic work, but the impact of sculpture that reflects the inherent possibilities and limitations of its setting has hardly diminished. This practice is fundamental to the work of the artist Ranjani Shettar, although her focus is not solely on the display environment or even the notion of sculpture as it is understood in this realm. 

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Alia Syed: Filmworks

February 11 - April 13, 2009

The work of the English artist of Indian descent Alia Syed (Swansea, United Kingdom) is on display for the first time in Spain at this exhibition. Her work Eating Grass (2003), is a succession of sequences in public and private spaces of three cities (London, Karachi and Lahore), assembled as a collage. 

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

FOCUS: Ranjani Shettar

December 14, 2008 - February 8, 2009

Ranjani Shettar creates large-scale, abstract sculpture by combining manmade and natural materials such as wood, beeswax, cloth, thread, rubber, PVC pipe, wire, steel, and beads. Her works, which appear to be as impulsive and random as they are patterned and logical, are frequently arranged as sculptural installations that interact with and articulate the space around them.  

Third Guangzhou Triennial

Third Guangzhou Triennial

Allan deSouza

September 6 - November 16, 2008

Third Triennial opens at Guangdong Museum of Art and its satellite museum, Time Museum, consisting of 181 artists from over 40 countries. The curators GAO Shiming, Sarat MAHARAJ and Johnson CHANG Tsong-zung brought together artists that examine the limits of multi-culturalism in a post-Colonial era and the effects on contemporary art production.

55th Carnegie International

55th Carnegie International

Ranjani Shettar in Life on Mars

May 3, 2008 - January 11, 2009

Known as one of the preeminent international surveys of contemporary art, the International was founded simultaneously with the Carnegie Museum at the behest of Andrew Carnegie.  It has consistently been among the most innovative and challenging exhibitions of contemporary art-the only regularly scheduled global survey in North America, and the only one presented in a museum.  

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Momentum 10: Ranjani Shettar

March 9 - July 11, 2008

The artist's first solo presentation in a U.S. museum will feature a new work entitled Sun-sneezers blow light bubbles.  The suspended sculpture made with steel, tamarind kernel powder and muslin, and fashioned into organic shapes reminiscent of soap bubbles, containers of light, or multiplying cells hanging throughout the gallery, creates an immersive, ethereal environment.  

Documenta 12

Documenta 12

Nasreen Mohamedi

June 16 - September 23, 2007

Documenta 12 investigates three questions: is modernity our antiquity, what is bare life, and what is to be done (concerning education)? Artistic Director Roger Buergel and Curator Ruth Noack sensitively address these issues with all conceivable media, very few art star names, and work form diverse countries.  

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution

Nasreen Mohamedi

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego | March 4 - July 16, 2007
Vancouver Art Gallery | October 4, 2008 - January 11, 2009

The first comprehensive exhibition to examine the international foundations and legacy of feminist art, Wack! focuses on 1965 to 1980, during which the majority of feminist activism and art-marking occurred in North America.  Comprising work in a broad range of media, the exhibition considers geography, formal concerns, and collective aesthetic and political impulses. Curated by Connie Butler. 

Marian Goodman Gallery

Marian Goodman Gallery

Ranjani Shettar in Freeing the Line

June 22 - August 26, 2006

Freeing the Line, curated by Catherine de Zegher, considers the departure of the line from the paper and into space, juxtaposing "drawings without paper" (as Gego titled them)-works made of wire and thread by artist in the late sixties and early seventies-with contemporary drawings. 

Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography

Allan deSouza and Zarina Bhimji

International Center of Photography, New York | March 10 - My 28, 2006
Miami Art Central, Miami, FL | June 29 - August 17, 2006
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City | February 14 - May 6, 2007
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN | February 29 - May 25, 2008

An exhibition of some of the most forceful propositions by contemporary artists and photographers on how to look at Africa. 

Landscape Confection

Landscape Confection

Ranjani Shettar

Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH | January 29 - May 1, 2005
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX | July 23, 2005 - September 11, 2005
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA | February 5 - May 7, 2006

This exhibition brings together the work of thirteen artists expanding the boundaries of traditional landscape painting.  They embrace the decorative and blur distinctions between art and craft, using materials and techniques that range far beyond paint on canvas.  

Allan deSouza

Allan deSouza

in Africa Remix: Contemporary art of a continent

Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany | July 24 - November 7, 2004
Hayward Gallery, London, UK | February 10 - April 17, 2005
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France | May 25 - August 8, 2005
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan | May 27 - August 31, 2006

The Last Picture Show: Artists using photography 1960-1982

The Last Picture Show: Artists using photography 1960-1982

Nasreen Mohamedi

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN | October 11, 2003 - January 11, 2004
Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA | February 8 - May 9, 2004
Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Spain | May 28 - September 19, 2004
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland | November 19, 2004 - February 20, 2005
Miami Art Center, Miami, FL | March 11 - June 12, 2005