A major exhibition opening at The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University on January 21, 2020, seeks to expand Western perspectives of modern art. Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collectionsurveys art from three nations where unique and vibrant forms of modernism sprang forth in the 1960s and 70s.
Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection explores art from the 1960s and early ’70s from Iran, Turkey, and India via selections from the unparalleled Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art at New York University.
In the wake of India’s independence from British rule in 1947, the nation’s artists began experimenting with new approaches, boosting the development of modernist art in South Asia. Abby Weed Grey, founder of NYU’s fine arts museum, explored the vital art scenes that flourished in the decades following Indian independence.