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transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Ocula Conversation transmediale Artistic Director Kristoffer Gansing Looks Back Terence Sharpe, Berlin

Since 2012, Kristoffer Gansing has worked as the artistic director of transmediale—a festival at the forefront of digital media and culture that analyses the current moment through self-reflection and anticipation of rapidly oscillating futures. Explorations into moving image, online culture, and the socio-political landscape of digital...

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Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs. Yahon Chang: Cursive OUR Museum, National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA), No. 59, Section 1, Daguan Road, Banqiao...

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Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Ocula Insight Images from Abroad: Lada Nakonechna at Galerie EIGEN + ART Phoebe Blatton, Berlin

Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition, Images from abroad at Galerie EIGEN + ART (9 January–20 February 2020) ostensibly takes place on an end wall of the gallery. The wall bears markings hand-drawn in graphite that evoke shadows once cast by pictures, since removed, their fixtures also left in situ. Serving as a framework of variable...

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b. 1946, Pakistan

Nalini Malani Biography

Nalini Malani, one of India’s most prominent artists, comprises paintings, wall drawings, video installations and a shadow play, and Malani has gained an international reputation for her multi-layered mixed-media installations. Sourced from history and culture, and mixed with Malani’s personal influences and experiences, they build up a narrative of epic proportions. Images from Palestine and Bosnia, and from the American destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, are projected over Indian references, mixing universal concepts with specific historical and personal ones. Most of her works refer to female figures from both Indian and European traditions, which have been the focus of Malani’s work since the 1970s and give additional meaning to her complex layered surfaces. She was brought up in India, the melting pot of diverse ethnic groups, languages and religions, focuses on the trauma caused by endless conflicts between religions and ethnic groups. The history of constant disunion and chaos has been the solid basis of her works.

Nalini Malani Featured Artworks

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Sattu by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniSattu, 2016Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Ramana by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniRamana, 2018Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet
40 x 30 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Enquire about this work
Examination Table I by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniExamination Table I, 2013Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet on printed paper
55 x 55 cm
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Eros by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniEros, 2009Digital print
54.6 x 76 cm
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I Am The Angel of Despair by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniI Am The Angel of Despair, 2015Digital print
66 x 110 cm
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Medea II by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniMedea II, 2006Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic
183 x 122 cm
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Medea I by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniMedea I, 2006Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic
183 x 122 cm
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Desire/Rupture by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniDesire/Rupture, 2016Reverse painting on acrylic
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Nalini Malani Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Nalini Malani, CAN YOU HEAR ME? Nalini Malani 1969-2018 at Arario Gallery, Shanghai
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6 November 2018–17 February 2019 Nalini Malani CAN YOU HEAR ME? Nalini Malani 1969-2018 Arario Gallery, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Nalini Malani, People Come and Go at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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12 October–25 November 2017 Nalini Malani People Come and Go Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran
Contemporary art exhibition, Nalini Malani, Ana Mendieta, Nancy Spero, Trio at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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15 October–21 November 2015 Nalini Malani, Ana Mendieta, Nancy Spero Trio Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, 13 Rue de Téhéran

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Nalini Malani In Ocula Magazine

Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche Anna Dickie, Hong Kong

With an ultra slick website that enables easy navigation of its 400 plus artworks from many of the leading artists of today, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection is unique in its focus and ownership structure. Established in 2011 by Serge Tiroche and Russ DeLeon, the collection is focused on artworks by both recognised masters, and emerging talent...

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Nalini Malani Ocula Conversation Nalini Malani Emily McDermott, New Delhi

Fuelled by her struggles as a female artist in a male-dominated society and influenced by her experience as a refugee during the partition of India, artist Nalini Malani deals with heavy, philosophical topics. Through various mediums, including painting, immersive installations and short films, (which she refers to as video plays), Malani...

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Nalini Malani In Related Press

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'The Rebellion of the Dead': a retrospective of Indian artist Nalini Malani at Centre Pompidou, Paris Related Press 'The Rebellion of the Dead': a retrospective of Indian artist Nalini Malani at Centre Pompidou, Paris 18 December 2017, Art Radar

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...

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The Contemporary Canvas Related Press The Contemporary Canvas 4 February 2017, The Indian Express

From being a forum that brings artists from all over the world to one that will focus on South Asia, India Art Fair (IAF) has changed its course over the nine editions since it debuted in 2008. The transformation was obvious when the four-day event opened on February 2 at NSIC grounds in Okhla. Dominated by artwork from India, followed by...

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Nalini Malani at the ICA, Boston Related Press Nalini Malani at the ICA, Boston 15 September 2016, Frieze

The compact, two-room presentation intelligently focuses on Malani’s singular video-art practice. It is a simultaneous elaboration on, and simplification of, the medium that the artist began working with in the early 2000s, having largely abandoned painting in oil on canvas during India’s tumultuous 1990s in favour of a medium she felt...

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Nalini Malani tells a story Related Press Nalini Malani tells a story 1 July 2016, Interview Magazine

Artist Nalini Malani's exhortations to address violence are particularly poignant after this month's tragedies. When we speak by phone, shortly before today's opening of her exhibition at the ICA Boston, she emphasizes the artist's responsibility to consistently evoke discourse about conflict. In her installation, In Search of...

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Nalini Malani In Video & Audio

APT4 / Nalini Malani discusses her video installation ‘Remembering Toba Tek Singh’ Related Video & Audio APT4 / Nalini Malani discusses her video installation ‘Remembering Toba Tek Singh’ 23 September 2018, QAGOMA

Nalini Malani's ambitious video installation 'Remembering Toba Tek Singh' was made for the 16th World Wide Video Festival in The Netherlands and was shown in Mumbai at the Prince of Wales Museum in 1998. It was exhibited as part of 'Voiceovers' at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1999 and later at the Kwangju Biennale in South Korea.

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