Manish Nai, Untitled, 2017, textiel en hout, Manish Nai, Mumbai

Manish Nai

Capturing time

28 July t/m 4 November 2018

Following Japan's Chiharu Shiota, Northern Ireland's Claire Morgan and Scotland's Georgia Russell, the Noordbrabants Museum is introducing yet another international rising star to the Netherlands in Indian artist, Manish Nai (born Gujarat, 1980).
After exhibitions in his homeland India, France and Switzerland received much attention, Manish Nai: Capturing Time will be the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands.

About the artist

Working out of Mumbai, Nai is one of the few contemporary artists in India to consistently work in an abstract style. As the son of a clothing textile merchant, he is inspired by the vivid colours and materiality of the fabrics. Cotton, jute, canvas, newspaper and thread are scratched, folded and pressed into geometrical shapes, designs or panel pieces.

Nai transforms the shabby, lived-in and character-filled materials into neat constructions. There are twelve pieces on show at the exhibition, including an eye-catching and immense installation created from enormous balls of cotton.


  • Manish Nai, Untitled, 2017, textiel en hout, Manish Nai, Mumbai

Made possible

This exhibition is made possible with the support of the Renschdael Art Foundation.

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