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Mother India (video plays)

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Mother India: transactions in the construction of pain, 2005 © Courtesy of the artist & Art Gallery of New South Wales
Mother India (video plays)

The Domain
NSW 2000 Sydney
Australia
February 11th, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Opening: February 11th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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+612 9225 1700
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Daily 10-5
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DESCRIPTION

Mumbai-based artist Nalini Malani was born in 1946 in Karachi, now in Pakistan. This installation features several of her videos, with the focus on Mother India: transactions in the construction of pain 2005.

Realised on a scale that overwhelms the viewer, this emotive five-channel projection is 15 metres long. It explores Malani’s core political themes, drawing on her family’s experience of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

Looking at partition, and the riots in Gujarat in 2002, Malani’s politically charged sequence of images addresses histories of gendered violence in India, which continue to the present day.