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Widely considered India’s pioneering video artist, social activist Nalini Malani plays with the boundaries of moving image and mixed media art in a brand-new work, Can You Hear Me?

Nalini Malani’s 50-year career has seen the artist work across disciplines in film, photography, painting, theatre, animation, video and moving image, using visual stories to amplify marginalised voices. She is particularly known for exploring powerful themes such as violence, feminism, politics, racial tensions and colonial legacies.

This exhibition follows a narrative of moral outrage, combining the voices of the unheard with those of poets and mythical characters. Through a series of immersive installations Nalini Malani demonstrates her expert way of working colour and light. Central to the exhibition is the new work, Can You Hear Me? which sees 88 animated projections of hand-drawn images and notes from the artist’s notebook projected onto the gallery’s walls. Can You Hear Me? is the artist’s first UK commission.

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