The Met Breuer opens with Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, March 18-September 4, 2016, Nasreen Mohamedi, March 18-June 5, 2016 and Relation: A Vijay Iyer Residency, March 18-31, 2016

Photographs by Corrado Serra.

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible is a major thematic survey featuring unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. It examines a subject that is critical to artistic practice: the question of when a work of art is finished.


Installation view of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible


Installation view of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible


Titian (Tiziano Vecellio): Left: Portrait of Pietro Aretino,1545, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence. Right: Portrait of a Lady and Her Daughter, ca. 1550, Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park


Installation view of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible


Installation view of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible


Installation view of Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible


Adolph Menzel: Left: The Jewish Cemetery in Prague, 1852–1853, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Center: Altar in a Baroque Church, ca. 1880–1890, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie. Right: James DrummondThe Return of Mary Queen of Scots to Edinburgh, ca. 1870, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Naumann, New York


Left: Vincent van Gogh, Street in Auvers-sur-Oise, 1890, Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Collection Antell. Center: Henri Matisse, Chapel of Saint Joseph, Saint-Tropez, 1904, The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. Right: Claude MonetBoulevard des Capucines, 1873 or 1874, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Purchase, The Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer Foundation Acquisition Fund


Center: Gustav KlimtPosthumous Portrait of Ria Munk III, 1917–1918, The Lewis Collection


Lucian Freud, Self-Portrait, 2002, Private collection, Courtesy of Ordovas


Pablo Picasso: Left: Woman in a Red Armchair, 1931, Private collection. Courtesy Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA), Madrid. Center: The Charnel House, 1944–1945, The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Mrs. Sam A. Lewisohn Bequest (by exchange), and Mrs. Marya Bernard Fund in memory of her husband Dr. Bernard Bernard, and anonymous funds. Right: Portrait of Olga, 1921, Musée national Picasso – Paris. Dation Jacqueline Picasso


Piet MondrianNew York City 2 [unfinished, formerly New York City III], 1941, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Purchase through a gift of Phyllis Wattis


Jean-Michel BasquiatPiscine Versus the Best Hotels (or Various Loin), 1982, Schorr Family Collection


Janine AntoniLick and Lather, 1993-1994, Collection of Jill and Peter Kraus


Urs Fischer, 2, 2014, Collection of Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and Nicolas Rohatyn


Cy TwomblyUntitled I to Untitled VI (Green Paintings), ca.1986, Cy Twombly Foundation

Nasreen Mohamedi is a monographic exhibition of one of the most important artists to emerge in post- Independence India, and marking the first museum retrospective of the Indian modernist artist’s work in the United States.


Installation view of Nasreen Mohamedi


Left: Untitled, 1967, Gelatin silver print, Navjot and Sasha Altaf. Center: Untitled, ca. 1972, Gelatin silver print, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. Right: Untitled, ca.1972 Gelatin silver print, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi


Installation view of Nasreen Mohamedi


Center: Untitled, ca. 1960. Ink and watercolor on paper, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi


Installation view of Nasreen Mohamedi


Left: Untitled, ca.1965, Ink and watercolor on paper, Sikander and Hydari Collection. Center: Untitled, ca.1965, Collage and watercolor on paper, Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India. Right: Untitled, ca. 1960, Ink and watercolor on paper, Private Collection


Installation view of Nasreen Mohamedi

Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer in The Met Breuer’s Lobby Gallery. Iyer highlights his full body of work, performing solo, and with other musicians and performers. He also created sound installations and curated video content specifically for the gallery, resulting in full-day performance experiences.

“Vijay Iyer is one of the most contemplative and visionary artists creating music today,” said Limor Tomer, General Manager of Concerts & Lectures. “His approach to composition is so exploratory that this residency has developed into a deep integration of his perception as an artist, and the ideas present in The Met’s collection and spaces.”


Vijay Iyer performing at The Met Breuer, Tuesday March 1, 2016


Vijay Iyer on piano and Mark Turner on saxophone performing at The Met Breuer, Tuesday March 1, 2016


Vijay Iyer on piano and Mark Turner on saxophone performing at The Met Breuer, Tuesday March 1, 2016