Sayed Haider Raza Traversing Space: Here and Beyond

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April 28 -June 30 | Bikaner House, New Delhi

Sayed Haider Raza Traversing Space: Here and Beyond curated by Roobina Karode revisits the cosmopolitan modernism of the stalwart artist Raza (1922 – 2016), whose complex and itinerant body of works counteracts many of the prevailing assumptions of the present. Providing cartography of a wandering soul, villages and cities had been recurring subject matters in the paintings of the early Raza before the artist started his famous metaphysical abstractions. These works mainly from the KNMA collection clearly exhibit the young artist’s journey from an academically trained painter with realistic inclinations to one of the founding figures of modernism in India. Curator Roobina said, “The Bindu-Naad is one of Sayed Haider Raza’s most iconic works along with Germination and La Terre in the exhibition. It is a work that brings together three important elements/ aspects of Raza’s symbolic or mystical abstractions.- repetition, rhythm, and reverberation.”

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