Thursday, September 05, 2013

ARTICLE 1340 - Nalini Malani Takes the World


IN SEARCH OF VANISHED BLOOD

Galerie Lelong, New York

Nalini Malani’s immersive video/shadow play, In Search of Vanished Blood, will premier in New York on September 6, 2013. This large-scale multi-media work was a highlight of dOCUMENTA 13 held in Kassel, Germany during the summer of 2012. Malani, widely considered the pioneer of video art in India, continues themes explored throughout her illustrious career: violence, the feminine, and the politics of national identity.




NALINI MALANI
Curated by Raiji Kuroda

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

A special exhibition titled Nalini Malani in commemoration of the artist winning the 2013 Fukuoka Prize for Art and Culture.

The exhibition will feature seminal works such asHamletmachine, a visual installation created during her residency as the first participating artist in the FAAM’s artists in residence programme in 1999 and exhibited around the world, a large-sized painting Despoiled Shore, a recent set of 9 prints Cassandra’s Gift, and others.




BEYOND PRINT - MEMORY, TRANSFERENCE, MONTAGE

Le Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium

The first exhibition of the artist in Belgium,Beyond Print - Memory, Transference, Montagecomprises a large installation as well as prints and multiples. This is the first time that a museum will dedicate an exhibition connecting her installations to her printed works.  Malani will concurrently curate an exhibition at the space, selecting works from the collection of the museum in regard with a ‘painting extension’, created directly on the walls. 




LIFE IS THE ONLY WAY
Curated by Malin Barth & Annine Birkeland

Bergen Kjøtt, Bergen, Norway

The exhibition Life is the Only Way is an amalgamation of independent strong voices by nine international artists including Judy Chicago, AK Dolven, Selja Kameric and others. Its aim is to make clear the sustaining connection between contemporary art and contemporary life. This is art which ought to generate public debate on issues of the day and whose participative works will be diverse in regards to combining aesthetic genres.



RECENT PUBLICATION

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE | NALINI MALANI
THE SHADOW PLAY AS MEDIUM OF MEMORY 


Author: Andreas Huyssen
Publisher: Edizione Charta, Milano

This exquisite comparative study of contemporary artists William Kentridge and Nalini Malani focuses on their use of the shadow play as medium of memory.

Independently of each other, both artists have deployed this centuries-old performative art form in works that some consider to be highpoints of their respective careers, including Kentridge installation The Refusal of Time and Malani’s video/shadow play In Search of Vanished Blood. Both artists belong to a generation whose experience is shaped by colonialism and de-colonization; their works reflect on the long-term traces of historical trauma, partition, and apartheid, always in aesthetically complex forms rather than in documentary or agit-prop style. In creative dialogue with modernism and the historical avant-garde, they provide persuasive examples of a new negotiation between aesthetics, ethics, and politics.

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