Nalini Malani - Babble of Voices - 2020
Nalini Malani’s edition for Whitechapel Gallery accompanies her exhibition Can You Hear Me? featuring 88 projected animations made between 2017 and 2020. These overlapping and moving hand-drawn images and text draw inspiration are triggered by thoughts, quotes from literature and politics, as well as recent news stories.
Entitled, Babble of Voices, this print is part of a new series of works made in 2020 in the lead up to her exhibition. These works respond to the mass migration of workers from the cities of India back to their villages by foot, due to the abrupt lockdown and halting of it's national rail service due to the Covid pandemic. For Malani, social inequality created huge sorrow and anger as their concerns were not listened to. Malani’s edition Babble of Voices, 2020 depicts these workers and their tools, the reverse alphabet signifying a language which cannot be understood.
Medium: Digital Pigment print onto Hahnemule Museum Etching 350 gsm
Size: 48 x 33 cm - 18.9 x 12.9 in
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered
Price: £ 350
WG Member's Price: £ 315
This limited edition Nalini Malani print is available at Whitechapel Gallery