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.
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The first encounter I want is that of beauty and I use that device to draw in the spectator. Then I unfold a story, which will have its ups, downs, and contradictions.
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
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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...
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...
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 19