previews

Madrid

“Nasreen Mohamedi: Waiting is Part of Intense Living”

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Calle de Santa Isabel, 52
September 22 - January 11

Curated by Roobina Karode

This retrospective follows on the heels of Nasreen Mohamedi’s exquisite solo show at Tate Liverpool in 2014. But Madrid’s contribution—which tracks the late artist’s minimalist images from the 1950s to the ’80s, concentrating on the ’70s—promises to be significantly more extensive. Curated by the Indian artist’s former student Karode, of Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, the homage boasts 220 artworks, offering Mohamedi’s signature line drawings of the ’70s—frail grids and geometric forms hovering on cream pages—as well as glimpses into her private musings via her black-and-white abstract photographs.Accompanied by a plush catalogue (including an essay by Geeta Kapur), the display will wend its way to New York in March of next year. Talk about taking the line for a walk. Travels to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mar. 1–June 5, 2016.