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Her Cassandra Complex

BY Murtaza Vali

She foresaw violence and destruction; she represents the feminine voice that society ignored. Painter-turned-filmmaker, Nalini Malani bridges ancient and modern worlds with the tale of a Trojan seer. 

NALINI MALANI, Remembering Mad Meg, 2007, mixed-media installation, 

dimensions variable. Photo by Denis Mortel. Courtesy the artist. 

Mumbai-based Nalini Malani began painting in the 1960s and has remained at the cutting edge of contemporary art throughout her long career, expanding her practice in the 1990s to include theater collaborations, video installations and shadow plays—installations of rotating painted acrylic…

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