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Nalini Malani

(India 1946 – )

Title
Lohar Chawl
Place of origin
MumbaiMaharashtraIndia
Cultural origin
Baroda school artist
Period
Contemporary circa 1945 - onwards → India
Year
1991
Media categories
Book, Print
Materials used
bound book: 34 leaves, 33 photocopied monotypes worked over in ink, watercolour and pen; leaf l is an acetate sheet overlaying leaf m so that these two sheets form one image.
Dimensions

22.3 x 27.8 cm leaf; 22.8 x 29.3 cm closed book; 22.8 x 58.1 cm open book

Signature & date
Signed and dated, leaf hh, l.r.corner, black ink, "...N Malani 91".
Credit
Purchased 1994
Accession number
358.1994.a-hh
Copyright
© Nalini Malani
Location
Not on display
Further information

Nalini Malani currently enjoys considerable international fame. Having trained at the distinguished J J School of Art in Bombay, Malani explores the political and postcolonial issues of urban and Third World poverty, decay, exploitation and violence. These complex and difficult themes are brought closer to home through her use of a narrative style and her innate interest in, and profound respect for, the human subject affected by this turmoil. In her 'Hieroglyph' series Malani creates a layering of images produced by techniques she calls 'cloning': monoprints photocopied and worked over in ink, charcoal, watercolour, pen and collage. Malani fashions a complex, layered image which alludes to the multifaceted urbanity of a small street in an area of Mumbai known as Lohar Chawl. She uses her practice to give vision to those stories which history often sweeps aside.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.57.

Bibliography (3)

Victoria Lynn, India Songs: multiple streams in contemporary Indian art, Sydney, 1993, 18, 19 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Contemporary Painting in Urban and Village India', Sydney, 2003, 57 (colour illus.). 2 images from the 'Hieroglyph' series.

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 6.16

Exhibition history (3)

India Songs, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Apr 1993–09 May 1993

Indian Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2001–11 Jun 2001

Mother India (2012), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 Feb 2012–05 May 2012