Exposing the Source: the Paintings of Nalini Malani
On view August 27, 2005 to October 15, 2006
Exposing the Source: The Paintings of Nalini Malani presents two decades of the artist’s projects as a painter. Drawn principally from the Peabody Essex Museum’s renowned Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection of Contemporary Indian Art , the exhibition features paintings and watercolors that include powerful imagery of women’s inner lives, of India’s vital urban culture, as well as invocations of Hindu and Greek mythology and modern German drama. Nalini Malani, born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1946, has had work exhibited in India, Japan, Australia, France, England, Germany, Switzerland, Cuba, South Africa, and the United States. An installation piece is also featured in this year’s Venice Biennale. Nalini Malani lives and works in Mumbai. The Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection of Contemporary Indian Art comprises more than 1,200 works by many of India’s leading artists of the second half of the twentieth century.