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b. 1981, Iran

Tala Madani Biography

塔拉·马达尼(Tala Madani)的作品充满挑衅,通常以粉彩色的卡通画与定格动画的形式来描绘一群在阴暗空间内从事虚拟色情仪式的男人。由此,她颠覆了性别角色,重塑性别身份并将心理上的不安形象化。她的作品玩弄而乖张,不受拘束地描绘没来由的欲望和人体原始形式。

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马达尼1981年出生于伊朗德黑兰,15岁时移居美国俄勒冈州西部,2004年毕业于俄勒冈州立大学,获得文学学士学位,2006年毕业于耶鲁大学,获得文学硕士学位。2007年,她在纽约Lombard-Freid Projects画廊的第一个个展,展出了她如今颇受欢迎的"蛋糕画",该系列作品是半裸的男人在粉红色,黏糊糊的生日蛋糕中或及其周围跳来走去。

在《纽约客》刊登的个人资料中,马达尼对男人的秘密行为及其日常习惯的探索,可追溯到她与祖父一起前往德黑兰梅拉特公园(Mellat Park)的经验,在那里她会看着祖父和其他男人彼此聊天。然而,马达尼的绘画和录像中的男人并没有出现在公共场所,而是陷入了看似私人且常常色情的行为中。例如,《在梯子上的灌肠》(Enema up the ladder,2012)描绘了一个男人在给另一个男人灌肠,而在《莫里斯男子与染色的小便》(Morris Men with Piss Stain, 2013)中,描绘了一群面带微笑的人沐浴在自己的体液中。马达尼作品中也充满了男子气概和幼稚的好奇心,这是对欲望的探索,但这欲望常常变得暴力。例如,在定格录像《Sex Ed by God》(2017)中,两瓣漂浮的粉红色嘴唇向一个正在鼓掌的男孩和一个喃喃自语的观众介绍了如何完美地舔阴,旁边还投影了女孩的图像。一分半钟后,女孩终于伸出手,抓住这两个人,然后将他们塞进了她的阴道。

她的作品运用艳俗和卡通化的元素,描绘夸张的生殖器以及受损或无肢的身体部位,因而经常被与迈克·凯利(Mike Kelley)、菲利普·古斯顿(Philip Guston)和苏·威廉姆斯(Sue Williams)等艺术家比较。例如作品《O》(2012)中,马达尼描绘了一个坐在椅子上的男人,抚摸他正在射精的硕大阴茎,他微笑着,阴茎威胁一般在他头顶弯成弓形。同样地,作品《礼物》(The Gift,2015)中,她在背光的门口上画了一个像绵羊般的男孩身形,他的阴茎在他面前的地板上张开,几乎占据了整个画面的三分之一,而一个物理大小不可能的阴茎几乎填满了作品《唐纳》(Son Down,2015)的画面,使作品中的三个人物相形见绌。

马达尼的作品曾在利物浦双年展(2010),威尼斯双年展(2011),哥德堡国际当代艺术双年展(2013),马拉喀什双年展(2014),台北双年展(2014)和纽约惠特尼双年展(2017)展出,并被许多公共和私人收藏收藏。精选展览包括"ASS•AS•SIN: hashish anyone?",伦巴第-弗雷德项目,纽约(2008);"Greater New York",MoMA PS1,纽约(2010);"The Jinn",Stedelijk,阿姆斯特丹博物馆局(2011);"Rip Image",Moderna Museet,马尔默和斯德哥尔摩(2013);"Abstract Pussy",科芮斯画廊,伦敦(2014);塔拉·马达尼,Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo,塞维利亚(2014);"Get Rid of Yourself: America is Hard to See",惠特尼美国艺术博物馆,纽约(2015);"Smiley has no nose",大卫·科丹斯基画廊,洛杉矶(2015);"First Light",圣路易斯当代艺术博物馆(2016);"Shitty Disco",科芮斯画廊,伦敦(2016);塔拉·马达尼,La Panacée, Montpellier(2017);"Corner Projections",303 GALLERY,纽约(2018);"Shit Moms",大卫·科丹斯基画廊,洛杉矶(2019)。

展览现场:"Shit Moms",大卫·科丹斯基画廊,洛杉矶(2019年9月7日至10月19日)。图片提供:大卫·科丹斯基画廊。

2012年,马达尼被授予Volkskrant Art Award,2013年,她获得了凯瑟琳·多克洛当代绘画奖。2007年,她是阿姆斯特丹国立博物馆(Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten)驻村艺术家,2010年,她获得了位于罗马的英国学校修道院绘画奖学金。

目前,马达尼在洛杉矶生活与工作。—[O]

作者:Genista Jurgens | Ocula | 2018 翻译:刘品毓 | Ocula | 2019

Tala Madani Featured Artworks

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Shit Mom (Recess) by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniShit Mom (Recess), 2019Oil on linen
203.2 x 203.2 x 2.5 cm
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Shit Mom (Remodel) by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniShit Mom (Remodel), 2019Oil on linen
182.9 x 182.9 x 3.2 cm
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The Womb by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniThe Womb, 2019Single-channel colour animation
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The Silver Belt by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniThe Silver Belt, 2019Oil and spray paint on linen
139.7 x 111.8 x 3.2 cm
David Kordansky Gallery Enquire about this work
Cave Interior (Limelight) by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniCave Interior (Limelight), 2019Oil and mixed media on linen
140 x 112.1 x 3.2 cm
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Corner Projection (Alsatian) by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniCorner Projection (Alsatian), 2019Oil on linen
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Shitty de Milo by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniShitty de Milo, 2019Oil on linen
43.2 x 53.7 x 2.5 cm
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Inside Projection by Tala Madani contemporary artwork
Tala MadaniInside Projection, 2014Oil on linen
35.6 x 40.6 cm
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Tala Madani Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tala Madani, Shit Moms at David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
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7 September–19 October 2019 Tala Madani Shit Moms David Kordansky GalleryLos Angeles
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, MIXTAPE 2016 at Pilar Corrias, London
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22 February–11 March 2016 Group Exhibition MIXTAPE 2016 Pilar CorriasLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Tala Madani & Nathaniel Mellors, Group Exhibition at PKM Gallery, Seoul
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25 March–9 May 2014 Tala Madani & Nathaniel Mellors Group Exhibition PKM GallerySeoul

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Tala Madani In Ocula Magazine

Tala Madani: 'I don't make a conscious decision to subvert the gaze' Ocula Conversation Tala Madani: 'I don't make a conscious decision to subvert the gaze' By Jareh Das, Los Angeles

For her solo exhibition at David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles ( Shit Moms, 7 September–19 October 2019), Tala Madani turns her attention to motherhood in new paintings and animations.

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Dismantling the show: the 2017 Whitney Biennial Ocula Report Dismantling the show: the 2017 Whitney Biennial By Daniella Rose King, New York

Inaugurated in 1932, the Whitney Biennial is the United States' longest running survey of contemporary American art. As with many of its predecessors, the 2017 Whitney Biennial (17 March–11 June 2017) was controversial. The textures of this particular furor are strikingly similar to those incurred in the last Whitney Biennial, held in 2014. In...

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Tala Madani In Related Press

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Lillian Lovelace and Tala Madani Honored at MOCA (pictures) Related Press Lillian Lovelace and Tala Madani Honored at MOCA (pictures) 9 November 2017, Huffington Post

On November 1, 2017, The Museum of Contemporary Art held a luncheon honoring Lillian Lovelace and Tala Madani. Lovelace and Madani were celebrated for their extraordinary talents and contributions to the arts.

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Frieze New York: Modern Complexities Related Press Frieze New York: Modern Complexities 29 April 2017, Aesthetica

This year sees Frieze New York host its sixth edition at Randall’s Island Park from 5 to 7 May. A collection of ambitious presentations from leading international contemporary and 20th century art galleries will be joined by curated sections showcasing emerging artists, site-specific artist commissions and a talks series. Supported by lead partner...

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The Charming, Disgusting Paintings of Tala Madani Related Press The Charming, Disgusting Paintings of Tala Madani 28 April 2017, The New Yorker

Recently, the Iranian-American artist Tala Madani was sitting in her studio in Los Angeles, tweaking a video in progress. It featured a young girl wearing a bow in her hair and a yellow-gold cardigan, her legs akimbo in a pose that conjured Courbet's "The Origin of the World."

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MoMA Protests Trump Entry Ban by Rehanging Work by Artists from Muslim Nations Related Press MoMA Protests Trump Entry Ban by Rehanging Work by Artists from Muslim Nations 3 February 2017, The New York Times

In one of the strongest protests yet by a major cultural institution against President Trump's executive order on immigration, the Museum of Modern Art has rehung part of its permanent collection with works by artists from some of the majority-Muslim nations whose citizens are blocked from entering the United States.

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Tala Madani In Video & Audio

Tala Madani: I Really Laugh When I Paint Related Video & Audio Tala Madani: I Really Laugh When I Paint 3 September 2017, Louisiana Channel

American-Iranian artist Tala Madani has gained attention for her highly personal paintings depicting Middle Eastern men performing bizarre narrative rituals. In her art Madani reverses the traditional female object in painting, using laughter as energy.

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