A few weeks ago I urged art lovers to go visit Talwar Gallery in New York. It is featuring works of Nasreen Mohamedi. Holland Cotter, an influential and intelligent art critic for the New York Times has a rather moving review of the show. I again urge you to read the review, and visit the gallery. It is my bad luck that I am in San Francisco, for I would not miss it for anything in the world if I was still back in New York.
if people, especially young artists, knew about Mohamedi, they would love her the way they do Eva Hesse. But then, the whole story of modern Indian art, so rich and complex, is still barely acknowledged in New York, making galleries that specialize in it, like Talwar, invaluable additions to the city’s art culture.
As to Mohamedi herself, she broke essentialist ideas of what Indian art should look like, engaged with the advanced international art of her day, and left a profoundly personal body of work about which I am eager to learn more.