Nalani Malini: In Search of Vanished Blood @ Galerie Lelong

Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart invites you to the preview of Nalini Malani: “In Search of Vanished Blood” @ Galerie Lelong in New York

London: Following the great success at dOCUMENTA (13) and the publications of “The Shadow Play as Medium of Memory”, Galerie Lelong in New York is displaying “In Search of Vanished Blood” from September 6 until October 26.

In Search of Vanished Blood, Nalini Malani

In Search of Vanished Blood, Nalini Malani. Image Credit:

Nalini Malani will be present at the preview on September 6 and she will be signing copies of the book on September, 7.

Being a refugee of the India partition, Nalini’s work explores the boundaries of gender, displacement, violence and religious fundamentalism  comprising of cultural imagery through mixed media installations.

“Video projections filter across five suspended, rotating Mylar cylinders featuring reverse painted imagery of both Hindu and Western icons to create a shadow play in In Search of Vanished Blood. As the cylinders revolve on motorized mounts, images move at different speeds on the walls, like a frieze of moving images, crossing one another in shifting scale and fleeting clarity. Like fast paced theater in the round, gaining a visual grasp on the whole eludes the viewer. Amplified sound furthers a fully immersive experience. This aesthetic choice to use overlap and simultaneity supports Malani’s intention to offer different perspectives from which to examine the complexities and challenges of cultures meeting.”

For more information about the exhibition click here.

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