Phenomenal Nature – Mrinalini Mukherjee @ The Met

June 4, 2019

September 29, 2019

The Met , 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York

Event Description

Phenomenal Nature will mark the first retrospective of the artist in the United States. The exhibition will bring together fifty-seven works by Mukherjee and explore the artist’s longstanding engagement with fiber, along with her significant forays into ceramic and bronze towards the middle and latter half of her career.

A committed sculptor who worked intuitively, Mukherjee explored the divide between figuration and abstraction. Nature was her primary inspiration, and she was further informed by her enthusiasm for Indian historic sculpture, modern design, and local crafts and textile traditions. Phenomenal Nature will highlight the radical intervention Mukherjee made in her adaptation of crafting techniques with a modernist formalism.

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