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Venice Art Biennale 2022 – Artworks by Mrinalini Mukherjee

Venice Art Biennale 2022 - Artworks by Mrinalini Mukherjee

Artist: Mrinalini Mukherjee (India)
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Born to artist parents in post-partition Bombay and raised in Santiniketan, a utopian community in West Bengal, Mrinalini Mukherjee worked intensively with fibre – and later, bronze and ceramic – for most of her four-decade career, creating an extensive body of work that fused abstraction and figuration with influences from nature, ancient Indian sculpture, modern design, and local craft and textile tradition. In her earliest works, botanic-inspired wall hangings prepared from natural rope made in the early 1970s, Mukherjee experimented intuitively with the ancient Arabic hand-knotting weaving technique of macramé, which she used throughout her life, creating increasingly daring and monumental soft sculptures, which stand tall like divinities….
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