Everything we do is music at Kunsthaus Centre D’Art Pasquart

15 April – 10 June 2018

Everything we do is music is at Kunsthaus Centre D'Art Pasquart, Seevorstadt 71, 2502 Biel, Switzerland

Sarnath Banerjee, Claudio Caldini, Francesco Clemente, Sabah Husain, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Nasreen Mohamedi, Tania Mouraud, Lee Mullican, Michael Müller, Hetain Patel, Lala Rukh, Vidya Sagar, Mohan Samant, Shahzia Sikander, Dayanita Singh, Marian Zazeela.

  • View large image Kanku Raga, (still detail), 2007

    Hetain Patel, Kanku Raga, (still detail), 2007 Single channel video with sound Courtesy the artist and Chatterjee & Lal

A major new exhibition that explores how Indian classical music has inspired modern and contemporary artists.

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Everything we do is music, curated by Shanay Jhaveri, traces a long history, from early Indian miniature paintings (Ragamalas) through to drawings, animations and video works from the present day. Including works by pivotal Indian and Pakistani artists such as Nasreen Mohamedi and Lala Rukh, the exhibition features a number of works previously unseen in the UK. It presents 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 also explores 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.

Whilst the range of approaches represented in the exhibition are diverse, drawing and mark making form the core of each artists’ response to music - journeying from the figurative and graphic to the abstract and performative.

Everything we do is music is curated by Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator, South Asia, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Recent exhibitions include Companionable Silences (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2013); and India: Visions from the Outside (Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Bruges, 2012).

Watch Shanay Jhaveri's Curator's View video here.

Everything we do is music was at Drawing Room 30 November 2017 - 4 March 2018. More information here.

Kunsthaus Centre D'Art Pasquart visitor info here.