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Raqib Shaw

A solo exhibition examining real and imagined spaces between the East and West.

Raqib Shaw

A solo exhibition by contemporary artist Raqib Shaw examining real and imagined spaces between the East and West.

Shaw’s opulent paintings of fantastical worlds are combined with historic textiles, furniture and drawings from the Whitworth collection. The exhibition takes the form of an installation, drawing on influences of renaissance and baroque imagery, combined with theatrical extravagance, nature and poetry, to echo the mythic space Shaw creates in his paintings. New wallpaper designed by Shaw, commissioned specially for the exhibition, creates an extraordinary backdrop for his work.

Co-curated by Dr. Maria Balshaw, Director of Tate, Diana Campbell Betancourt, Director of Dhaka Art Summit and the artist. The exhibition will be reimagined for the South Asian context of the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh, 2018.

24 June - November 2017

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Image: Raqib Shaw, Wallpaper, 2017 © Raqib Shaw