Nalini Malani, "For the Dispossessed", 1971
Conversation avec Nalini Malani
Friday, 24 May, 2013

Friday, May 24 at 7pm

in Kadist-office


The artist lived in Paris around May 68. She will evoke this period described as a "prise de conscience".
With the kind participation of Jyotsna Saksena ( political analyst) and Elvan Zabunyan (art historian).


Nalini Malani (born in 1946 in Karachi, British India, lives and works in Bombay) is a multimedia artist. Malani's work is influenced by her experiences as a refugee of the Partition of India. She places inherited iconographies and cherished cultural stereotypes under pressure. Her point of view is unwaveringly urban and internationalist, and unsparing in its condemnation of a cynical nationalism that exploits the beliefs of the masses. Hers is an art of excess, going beyond the boundaries of legitimized narrative, exceeding the conventional and initiating dialogue. Characteristics of her work have been the gradual movement towards new media, international collaboration and expanding dimensions of the pictorial surface into the surrounding space as ephemeral wall drawing, installation, shadow play, multi projection works and theatre. She was part of the Documenta 13 in Kassel in 2012, the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2012, Venice Biennale in 2007 & 2005 and the Istanbul Biennial 2003. Her solo exhibition include Cassandra, Galerie Lelong, Paris in 2009; Exposing the Source: The Paintings of Nalini Malani, a retrospective exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; Salem and Hamletmachine, New Museum, New York.