Tue 28 November 2017 : 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Hosted by Amrita Jhaveri and the Directors of Drawing Room, Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane.
Guests will start the evening with a talk by curator Shanay Jhaveri introducing the exhibition, Everything we do is music. The dinner will take place in the gallery from 8:00pm.
Everything we do is music is an exhibition that traces a long history from early Indian miniature painting (Ragamalas) through to drawings, animations and video works from the present day. Including works by pivotal Indian artists such as Nasreen Mohamedi and Lala Rukh the exhibition will feature a number of works previously unseen in the UK. It will present newly commissioned pieces by Michael Müller and Sarnath Banerjee alongside works by contemporary artists such as Prabhavathi Meppayil, Shahzia Sikander and Dayanita Singh. The exhibition will also explore the influence of Indian classical music on important American artists such as Lee Mullican and Marian Zazeela and its wider influence on western popular and counterculture.