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Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds Ocula Conversation Jess Johnson: Worlds Within Worlds

Geometric patterns, anthropomorphic characters, architectural spatial environments, and relics of the ancient world appear throughout Jess Johnson's artworks.Johnson's solo art-ventures began in drawing, but her long-term collaborative relationship with animator Simon Ward brings her drawings to life in videos and virtual reality. The animator has...

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Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger Ocula Conversation Melati Suryodarmo: Performance Art as Trigger

In 2012, Melati Suryodarmo opened Studio Plesungan in her native Surakarta, also known as Solo, the historic royal capital of the Mataram Empire of Java in Indonesia. Suryodarmo had returned to Indonesia from Germany, where she studied Butoh and choreography with Butoh dancer and choreographer Anzu Furukawa, time-based media with avantgarde...

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Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City Ocula Report Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City 15 Nov 2019 : Jareh Das for Ocula

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Nalini Malani

b. 1946, Pakistan

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.

Featured Artworks

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Examination Table I by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniExamination Table I, 2013 Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel on acrylic sheet on printed paper
55 x 55 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Eros by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniEros, 2009 Digital print
54.6 x 76 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
I Am The Angel of Despair by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniI Am The Angel of Despair, 2015 Digital print
66 x 110 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris
Medea II by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniMedea II, 2006 Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic
183 x 122 cm
Arario Gallery
Medea I by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniMedea I, 2006 Acrylic and enamel reverse painting on acrylic
183 x 122 cm
Arario Gallery
Desire/Rupture by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniDesire/Rupture, 2016 Reverse painting on acrylic
Arario Gallery
George Orwell Once Said by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniGeorge Orwell Once Said, 2018 Video sketch animation
Arario Gallery
Mephisto by Nalini Malani contemporary artwork
Nalini MalaniMephisto, 2018 Video sketch animation
Arario Gallery

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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Serge Tiroche Ocula Conversation Serge Tiroche Co-founder, the Tiroche DeLeon Collection

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 from...

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Nalini Malani Ocula Conversation Nalini Malani Artist, India

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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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 Art Radar : 18 December 2017

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 The Indian Express : 4 February 2017

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 Frieze : 15 September 2016

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 Interview Magazine : 1 July 2016

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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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’ QAGOMA : 23 September 2018

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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Nalini Malani - Transgressions Related Video & Audio Nalini Malani - Transgressions Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam : 23 May 2017
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