Exhibition Opening | Nasreen Mohamedi: From the Glenbarra Art Museum

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Exhibition Opening | Nasreen Mohamedi: From the Glenbarra Art Museum

October 14, 2022 - November 18, 2022

Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is delighted to present a show celebrating the legacy of Nasreen Mohamedi, from the prestigious collection of the Glenbarra Art Museum.

Mohamedi is one of the sub-continent’s most significant female abstract artists to have broken away from the milieu of representational art pervasive in post-independence India.

As one of the key figures of South Asian modernism, she was a distinct figure who largely anchored her work in minimalism and abstraction. Her vision was as infinite as her line drawings and her soulful expressions weaved the narrative of modernity through abstract geometric and architectural shapes.

Through grid marks on subliminal surfaces, she created a visual language that was austere, the barely visible patterns tracing emotions of solitude and a mystical vision of the universe.

Her sparse abstraction put her in the league of great artists such as V.S. Gaitonde and Jeram Patel who became her mentors.

Nasreen Mohamedi: From the Glenbarra Art Museum traces the complex and remarkable visual subtlety of the artist’s corpus, bringing together for the first time over forty works that include paintings, drawings, collages and photographs from the ’60s until the ‘80s.

The show provides an opportunity to analyse the trajectory of Mohamedi’s transition from grey-and-ochre paintings to grid works, the shapes and forms shrinking and moving towards delicate and almost imperceptible lines.

Part of a travelling exhibition, this show that moved through eleven cities across Europe, and North America, will be launched in Goa, on the shores of the Arabian Sea, to which Nasreen returned repeatedly in her work and writing. Following this, it will travel to Vadodara, New Delhi and Mumbai, the cities the artist lived and worked in.

Exhibition Opening: at Sunaparanta on Friday, 14 October 2022, 5.30 pm onwards.
The exhibition will remain open to the public until 18 November 2022

For more information email: info@sgcfa.org or call us: + 91 93706 75100 and + 91 97678 64206


October 14, 2022
November 18, 2022
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Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts