Deutsche Bank is proud to be sponsoring an exhibition of the work of Turkish artist, Fahrelnissa Zeid at Tate Modern from June 13 - October 8, 2017. The exhibition will subsequently be on show in the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle in Berlin as part of an ongoing collaboration between Tate and Deutsche Bank which brings the art of non-western artists to new audiences in Europe.
Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901–1991) is best known for her large-scale abstract paintings. Her abstract vocabulary has been described as a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences combined with stylistic elements that were developed in Europe during the post-war period.
The exhibition examines the evolution of Zeid’s figurative and abstract work, the themes she pursued and the methods and materials she experimented with during her career. It also highlights the tension in the works and the complex patterns and influences that have dominated Zeid’s practice: dynamism, the desire to represent motion through painting and her obsession with geometrical details.
The Fahrelnissa Zeid exhibition at Tate is part of an ongoing partnership between the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin and Tate Modern, London. Launched in 2014 with an exhibition of work by Meschac Gaba and followed by Bhupen Khakhar in 2016, the collaboration aims to bring art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to new audiences internationally. For further information please click here.
Fahrelnissa Zeid, Untitled, c.1950s, Tate © Estate of Fahrelnissa Zeid