Raqib Shaw

24 Jun 2017 – 24 Nov 2017

The Whitworth

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom


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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.

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