Promoting Creativity

From left to right: Raqib Shaw, Self Portrait in the Studio at Peckham (AfterSteenwyck the Younger) II, 2014-15. © Raqib Shaw. Photo: White Cube, Ben Westoby; Raqib Shaw, Untitled. © Raqib Shaw and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester


Raqib Shaw at the Whitworth

Exhibition dates: 24 June 2017 – November 2018
Press Preview: 23 June 201

Contemporary artist Raqib Shaw's opulent paintings of fantastical worlds will go on display at the Whitworth, part of The University of Manchester, from 24 June 2017 – Nov 2018. The exhibition will take 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. The exhibition will be reimagined for the South Asian context of the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2 – 10 February 2018), which will be the artist's first solo presentation in the region and will include objects from the Whitworth's collection. 

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Charlotte Sluter,, +44 (0)207 183 3577