Jasper Johns, US
Richard Serra, US
Ed Ruscha, US
Kerry James Marshall, US
Julie Mehretu, US
Vija Celmins, Latvia
Sarah Sze, US
Xu Bing, China
Siah Armajani, Iran
Gabriel Orozco, Mexico
Wangechi Mutu, Kenya
Ranjani Shettar, India
To commemorate its 150th Birthday, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned twelve contemporary artists to create original prints for a limited edition portfolio.
This carefully curated portfolio—commissioned in celebration of the Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2020 and titled The Met 150—follows in the tradition of the limited-edition print that The Met invited Robert Rauschenberg to create, Centennial Certificate MMA, on the occasion of the Museum’s 100th anniversary. For this project, more than 50 years later, the Museum expanded on the idea in order to reflect its position as a global art institution and invited a small group of international artists of diverse backgrounds, interests, and styles, who also have a strong history and connection with the Museum, to create an original work of art for a limited-edition print portfolio.
The MET has acquired the first edition of the print portfolio. It will be on view beginning September 16, 2021 on the second floor of the Museum.
"Each of the prints are compelling in their own right, and when considered together within the portfolio, the range of perspectives and practices represented by this tremendous group of artists speaks to the power of valuing diversity and difference, in seeking new ways of seeing and understanding the world, and in making connections through art and creative expression."
Director - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
We are honored and delighted that RANJANI SHETTAR has been chosen as one of the twelve artists invited to create a special print for this commemorative portfolio.
Ranjani's works have been the subject of several museum exhibitions including solo presentations at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The MET) (2018), The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2019), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) (2009); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2011); The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA (2008); The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2008-9) and Hermes Fondation, Singapore (2011).
Her works have also been featured in exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY (2010); Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi (2011, 2012, 2013), 5th Moscow Biennale (2013); 10th Liverpool Biennial, UK (2010); 55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, PA (2008); 9th Lyon Biennial, France (2007); 8th Sharjah Biennial (2007); 15th Sydney Biennale, Australia (2006); Art Tower Mito, Japan, Artpace, Texas (2006); Marian Goodman Gallery (2006), Cartier Fondation, Paris (2005); Sainsbury Center, UK (2005), Wexner Center, OH (2005), The Walker Art Center, MN (2003), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy (2003) and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2003). In 2012, in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York the artist created a limited-edition project, Varsha. Shettar has had nine solo exhibitions at Talwar. Ranjani Shettar lives and works in Karnataka, India.
“The talent, creativity, and generosity of the artists—all of whom made prints specifically for this portfolio project—was truly exceptional. The artists were given complete artistic freedom, and the powerful and poetic works they created capture the vitality and dynamism of contemporary printmaking…The portfolio does more than commemorate this historic occasion; rather, it is a work that future generations will study and enjoy.”
Curator - The Metropolitan Museum of Art