Nalini Malani. Image courtesy Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
Supported by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), the exhibition The Rebellion of the Dead, Retrospective 1969-2018 is part of a unique collaboration between Paris' Centre Pompidou, where it is on show until 8 January 2018, and Castello di Rivoli, Turin (on display from 27 March to 22 July 2018). The artist's creativity is explored and celebrated across these two exhibitions, with the first section in Paris presenting works from 1969 to 2018, which encompasses the artist's latest painting series 'All We Imagine as Light' (2016).
The two exhibitions highlight the key concepts which belie Nalini Malini's work: utopia, dystopia, her vision of India and of the role of women in the world. The impact of the 1947 Partition of India is felt, something that has been a traumatic experience for Malini's own family.