gallery talks

Sudeep Dasgupta: Nalini Malani
3 May 2017

In conjunction with the exhibition Nalini Malani: Transgressions, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam organizes a gallery talk by associate professor Sudeep Dasgupta (University of Amsterdam). 

Location
Exhibition gallery
Time
4 - 5 pm
Language
English
Admission
Museum card € 3 | Students € 10.50 | Regular € 18
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Guest speaker: Sudeep Dasgupta, Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Guest speaker: Sudeep Dasgupta, Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Starting point of the gallery talk are the subjects the Stedelijk exhibitions on migration are addressing and the resulting questions on the aesthetics of migration.

Dasgupta will elaborate on these subjects based on a selection of works, such as Transgressions, the unique four cylinder video installation from the Stedelijk collection.

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

Sudeep Dasgupta is Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. He is the co-editor of What's Queer about Europe? Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms (Fordham University Press, 2014), Constellations of the Transnational: Modernity, Culture, Critique (New York and Amsterdam, Rodopi, 2007) and essays on visual culture  in the fields of globalization, postcolonial, feminist and queer studies.

His publications include "Permanent Transiency, Tele-visual Spectacle, and the Slum as Postcolonial Monument", South Asian Studies, 29.1 (2013), "The spiral of thought in the work of Jacques Rancière" Theory & Event, 16(1), "The Aesthetics of Indirection: Intermittent Adjacencies and Subaltern Presences in Europe", Cinéma et Cie (forthcoming 2017)  and "Conjunctive times, disjointed time: philosophy between enigma and disagreement" Parallax, 15 (3).