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Title

Stains

2000

Artist

Nalini Malani

India

1946 -

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Date
    2000
    Media categories
    Time-based art , Installation
    Materials used
    video animation, colour, sound, 07:50 min loop
    Edition
    4/10
    Dimensions
    90.0 x 120.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "N. Malani". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2012
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    61.2012
    Copyright
    © Nalini Malani
    Artist information
    Nalini Malani

    Works in the collection

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    'Stains' shows the relationship between drawing, which is at the core of Malani’s practice, and her more recent forays into video art. Hand drawn and aminated using the stop motion techniques, she shows forms emerging out of material ablutions; figures both emerging out of and dissolving into liquid blobs which Malani says “act ambiguously toward each other: loving, hating, killing each other.”

    The way in which these forms slide between recognisable figures, body parts and viscera renders the body skinless. Here the body is uncontained and in pieces. The curator and pioneer of feminist Indian art Geeta Kapur has argued that this indicates a desire to break down the boundaries between the self and others – to dissolve one’s skin and get inside another’s, thereby establishing a kind of empathy that hinges on mutual vulnerability.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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