event · Through October 10

Fault Lines: Contemporary Abstraction by Artists from South Asia

The power of a line: for the five female artists featured in this exhibition, it’s both an infinitely malleable form and a poetic metaphor for the borders and divisions that make up our world. Discover abstract paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that uniquely embrace and rethink the minimalist approach to explore questions about memory, home, and belonging.

Artists in the Exhibition

  • Tanya Goel (born 1985, New Delhi; active New Delhi)
  • Sheela Gowda (born 1957, Bhadravati; active Bangalore)
  • Prabhavathi Meppayil (born 1965, Najibabad; active Bangalore)
  • Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990, born Karachi; active Baroda [present-day Vadodara])
  • Zarina (1937–2020, born Aligarh; active New York)


Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130 US