Nasreen Mohamedi, Untitled, ca. 1975. Ink and graphite on paper; 20 x 28 in. (50.8 x 71.1 cm). Sikander and Hydari Collection


Nasreen Mohamedi: The Restrained Discipline of Line

April 28, 2016
The Metropolitan Museum

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New York, NY

A presentation by Asia Art Archive Senior Researcher Sabih Ahmed and Metropolitan Museum of Art Assistant Curator Brinda Kumar about the must-see exhibition Nasreen Mohamedi.

Nasreen Mohamedi (1937 – 1990) was an Indian artist best known for her line-based drawings, and is today considered one of the most essential modern artists from India. Despite being relatively unknown outside of her native India during her lifetime, Mohamedi’s work has been the subject of remarkable revitalization in international critical and popular acclaim over the last decade. She has had solo exhibitions at venues such as the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2013), Tate Liverpool (2014), and the Drawing Center, New York (2005). Her work has been included in group exhibitions such as Out of India: Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora (Queens Museum, New York, 1997), Drawing Space: Contemporary Indian Drawing (Institute of International Visual Arts, London, 2000), and Documenta XII (Kassel, 2007).

Sabih Ahmed is Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive, based in New Delhi.

Brinda Kumar is Assistant Curator in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council