Lecture by Nalini Malani at Centre Pompidou

Manjari Sihare shares details of a forthcoming lecture by Nalini Malani at the Centre Pompidou in Paris

Paris: The Centre Pompidou, Paris, will be hosting a lecture by Nalini Malani on May 22, 2013 as part of Vivo, an ongoing series dedicated to performance art, wherein an artist whose work is in the collection of the museum is invited to speak about his/her work and/or show a performance. Nalini Malani (b. 1946) pioneered  performance, video art and installation in India, and  is one of the major internationally recognized figures on the Indian art scene. Combining myths and legends of East and West, she creates timeless characters, heroines and mutants bearing signs of violence against women. Through these figures, the artist engages in a reflection on the excesses of capitalism and fanaticism, leading the viewer into the experience of confrontation between narrative and ancestral history. During this session, Nalini Malani will present an unpublished work on performance for the first time in France.

Remembering Mad Meg, 2007-11 Three channel video/shadow play with seven rotating Lexan cylinders, sound, looped. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris Image courtesy: www.nalinimalani.com

Remembering Mad Meg, 2007-11
Three channel video/shadow play with seven rotating Lexan cylinders, sound, looped.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris
Image courtesy: www.nalinimalani.com

Details of lecture: Remembering Mad Meg (In Memory of Margot Wild), 2007 – 2010 Nalini Malani

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 pm.

Small Room – Centre Pompidou, Paris

Free admission

The Centre Pompidou Foundation in New York

Josheen Oberoi shares some news on an exciting Paris – New York collaboration.

The Centre Pompidou

New York: In some interesting stateside news, the Centre Pompidou Foundation announced the appointment of curator Sylvia Chivaratanond as first Adjunct Curator of the American Art department last month.

The Centre Pompidou Foundation, an American foundation, was established in 1977. This was the same year that the magnificent Centre Pompidou, the national modern art museum of France opened its doors in Paris. The foundation was formed to assist with the acquisition and connoisseurship of art among collectors in the US, in support of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. This is the first time that the foundation has hired a curator for American Art to stay informed of the contemporary trends in New York. Since the tug of war between New York and Paris as the twin centers of Western contemporary art never appears to cease, this move is all the more striking.

In an interview with mutualart.com, the curator said, “The NYC scene is very fluid and moves at a much faster pace, which is why the Pompidou curators prefer to have someone on the ground here so that I may relay the information to them quickly.” Sylvia Chivaratanond, the curator, is based in New York, where she has been working independently. Her previous projects have included exhibitions at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and London’s Tate.

Read more of her interview here.

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