Raqib Shaw

21 May10 September 2016

Lewes, East Sussex

In 2016 White Cube in collaboration with Glyndebourne Festival, presented an exhibition of paintings by Raqib Shaw. For the exhibition, presented in a gallery custom designed by the award-winning architectural studio Carmody Groarke, Shaw produced three new large-scale paintings in direct response to the festivals programme. For these works Shaw, himself a passionate opera fan, took inspiration from the traditions and landscape of Glyndebourne as well as from two operas staged at the 2016 festival: Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Raqib Shaw, Glyndebourne Festival 2016.

White Cube at Glyndebourne, Special Project.

Installation photographed by George Darrell, courtesy White Cube, London · Hong Kong.

Artworks photographed by Ben Westoby.

Exhibition Artworks

Act 3 in the Organ Room at Glyndebourne (Die Meistersinger), 2016

Self Portrait as The Opium Smoker (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), 2016

Self Portrait of Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), 2016