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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
This exhibition explores how Indian classical music has inspired modern and contemporary artists.
Everything we do is music, curated by Shanay Jhaveri, traces a long history: from early Indian miniature painting (Ragamalas) through to drawings, animations and video 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.
Watch Shanay Jhaveri's Curator's View video here.
Please see below for installation views of Everything we do is music.
For further details, interview and High resolution image requests please contact Gallery Manager Suzie Jones [email protected]
ALL IMAGES: courtesy of Drawing Room, 2017. Photographer Damian Griffiths.
Everything we do is musicEverything we do is musicinstallation shot
Francesco ClementeEvening Ragas, 1992Courtesy Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Madrid
Michael Müller'Colour of Mind’/ Raga Drawings, 2017© Michael Müller. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Sabah HusainComposition, 1988Courtesy the artist
Tania MouraudInitiation room n°2, 1970, 1971, 1971-2010Courtesy Tania Mouraud
Lala RukhCollection of Gayatri and Priyam JhaveriUntitled, 1983-85
Dayanita SinghPages from Zakir Hussain maquette, 1986Courtesy the artist
Mohan SamantPandit Madhusagar Family, 1978Courtesy Private CollectionWatercolour ink and folder paper on paper