top left image: Hilma af-Klint, top right image: Maya Deren
bottom left image: Helena Almeida, bottom right image: Nasreen Mohamedi
I am leaving for New Delhi, India on October 23rd. I am starting this blog to document my project titled Nasreen and I in Delhi. This venture is part of my larger project “Searching Selves” which is a long term investigation of some exceptional women artists of the twentieth century such as Portuguese conceptualist Helena Almeida (b. 1934), Swedish mystic abstractionist Hilma af -Klint (1862-1944), Russian-American avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren (1917-1961), Indian minimalist Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990) among others.
Through a series of research-based explorations I have found correspondences in content, in material, and/or sources of inspiration with these women artists that embeds them in my practice. In 2013, the first project in this series unpacked the work of Maya Deren’s 1940’s film “Meshes of the Afternoon” concluding with the exhibition Me and Maya. You can view this project and my other work on my website at: (http://sherrywiggins.com/bw_stills.html).
Below is my first post about the project Nasreen and I in Delhi. I will be making posts in the coming days and weeks on: my ongoing research on Mohamedi – comparisons of my own work to Mohamedi’s – my experiences in India during the residency – the artwork I make in India and more.