Nasreen Mohamedi Retrospective at Met Breuer
“I strongly believe that Indian art needs wider global appreciation. The richness and diversity of Indian art is truly brilliant.”
– Nita Ambani
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern and contemporary art program is expanding to include a new series of exhibitions, performances, artist commissions, residencies, and educational initiatives in the landmark building designed by Marcel Breuer on Madison Avenue and 75th Street.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) inaugurated its new space, The Met Breuer, with the retrospective of Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) on March 1, 2016.
Mohamedi had a radical practice in modern Indian art, and it gave us immense pride as Indians to support the opening exhibition at The Met Breuer and present Mohamedi on a global platform.
The exhibition examines Mohamedi’s oeuvre in depth, exploring the conceptual complexity and visual subtlety that made her work unique for its time, demonstrating why she is considered one of the most important artists of her generation.
At The Met Breuer, Mohamedi’s paintings, drawings, photographs, and rarely-seen diaries will be brought together from collections around the world in order to trace the evolution of her aesthetic approach and shifts in artistic practice. Sponsored by Reliance Foundation, the exhibition at The Met Breuer will be the largest display of Mohamedi’s work in the United States to date.
“Nasreen Mohamedi has been an inspiration to me. In a patriarchal culture Mohamedi created strong and important works,” said Nita Ambani, as she explained Reliance Foundation’s commitment to the exhibition. Reliance Foundation is proud to collaborate with The Met to celebrate Nasreen Mohamedi’s legacy.
The New York Times’ chief art critics hailed the Nasreen Mohamedi exhibition at The Met Breuer as “a beautiful survey of closely-related drawings and photographs” of an artist “finally becoming known for her visionary, culturally inflected vision of Minimalism.”
The exhibition opens to the public on March 18, 2016 and will run through June 5, 2016.
More on the initiative:
Article on Nita Ambani in The Wall Street Journal
Article on Reliance Foundation in Business Standard
About Nasreen Mohamedi
About The Met Breuer
About The Metropolitan Museum of Art