Interview with Nalini Malani, one of the greatest Indian artists: “Here, women are second-class citizens”

A very delicate, precise and sweet work reveals an artist concerned with the injustices of the world. Nalini Malani, who has been exhibiting in Serralves since last month, speaks of his desire to reach out to others and give them culture as food.

He has been working with multimedia supports since the 60s of the 20th century. Why did you choose this way of communicating?

In India, people go to the movies a lot. They see many Indian films and are very used to the idea of ​​image and montage. So if I wanted the public to notice my work, the moving image would be the best way to attract a different audience. At least, different from the bourgeoisie. It was the bourgeoisie that entered artistic spaces, galleries and the like. That was the way I got to reach another audience.

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