Nalini Malani: The Rebellion of the Dead. Retrospective 1969-2018
Castello di Rivoli 2018
Italian translation of the catalogue by Scriptum
As part of an international museum collaboration program, the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, present the first retrospective by Nalini Malani in Italy and in France. Covering almost fifty years of her career, the exhibition unfolds across two parts, each presenting a different selection of works. A celebrated pioneer of contemporary art in India, Nalini Malani (Karachi, 1946) lives and works in Mumbai, a city the artist still prefers to call Bombay. Profoundly political, Malani’s art draws inspiration from the archetypes present in Oriental cultures and in Greek mythology, seeking to establish a wide-ranging dialogue with disciplines including contemporary theatre and literature. By involving viewers in immersive and multisensory environments, the artist reflects on the devastating effects of war, on the phantoms of religion and on the exploitation of nature.