Margriet Schavemaker: Nalini Malani
26 Apr 2017
- exhibition galleries
- 4 - 5 pm
- Museum card € 3 | Students € 10.50 | Regular € 18
In conjunction with the exhibition Nalini Malani: Transgressions, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam organizes a gallery talk by exhibition curator Margriet Schavemaker (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) . Starting point of the gallery talk is the context and the conducted research preparations for the presentation. Schavemaker will elaborate on subjects such as the variety of literary and classical sources brought into play in the installation Transgressions, a unique combination of painting, video, and moving shadows that Malani terms “video/shadow play.”
Exhibition curator and Manager Education, Interpretation and Publications, Margriet Schavemaker (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam)
MORE ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
In the exhibition Nalini Malani: Transgressions (Mar 18 – Jun 18 ,2017) the Stedelijk Museum shows the installation Transgressions, a unique combination of painting, video, and moving shadows that Malani terms “video/shadow play.” In collaboration with Malani, several additional works have been selected to be shown. These works provide a contextualization of the themes and variety of literary and classical sources brought into play in Transgressions.
Nalini Malani (1946, Karachi) is an artist who combines a variety of mediums in a unique way in order to cast attention towards political engagement. As a refugee herself during the separation of India and Pakistan, her work is permeated by themes such as migration, globalization, poverty, and the oppression of women. These topical issues are often combined in Malani’s work with motifs from classical literature and mythology.
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Margriet Schavemaker is an academic and the curator of the exhibition Nalini Malani: Transgressions. She is currently working as Manager Education, Interpretation and Publications at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Schavemaker studied Art History and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and defended her PhD thesis Lonely Images: Language in the Visual Arts of the 1960s at this university in 2007. Her writings focus on contemporary art and theory. She also organizes discursive events such as the acclaimed lecture series ‘Right about Now: Art and Theory since the 1990s’ (2006-2007), ‘Now is the Time: Art and Theory in the 21st Century’ (2008-2009) and ‘Facing Forward. Art and Theory from a Future Perspective’ (2011-2102).