Sayed Haider Raza



Sayed Haider Raza

Ends in about 2 months: February 15 → May 15, 2023

With nearly one hundred pieces, this exhibition is the first monographic presentation of the work of Indian painter Sayed Haider Raza (1922 — 2016) in France, where he lived and worked from 1950 to 2011. It follows the formal and conceptual developments of a body of modern work that exemplifies transcultural dynamics and their issues in 20th century art.

Raza was a founding member of the Progressive Artists Group (P.A.G.) whose plastic experiments outlined the contours of a generation of cosmopolitan artists as early as 1947. He settled in Paris in 1950. The stages marking the artist’s development are presented in chronological order in the exhibition, providing milestones that enable us to grasp the complexity of the modern Indian project from the 1950s to 1990, and the issues defining the globalised space of contemporary creation.