Tala Madani

Feb 19, 2013


Tala Madani is in the midst of a major international breakthrough, and her current exhibition Rip Image is the first opportunity for an in-depth survey of her oeuvre. She works with painting and animation, and her work examines political subjects such as power structures, masculinity and group dynamics. Madani’s small paintings invite the viewer to attend situations in which the power structures and male gender roles have been inverted. Men interact and appear to be involved in ritualistic situations, where our laughter turns into contemplation. Complex structures and emotional layers are added to each other until the given outcomes are cancelled out.

Madani’s oeuvre confronts human frailty and the great communal and personal challenges of our own era. Her art serves as a social solvent on roles and relations. By playing with stereotypes and symbols, she forces us not only to open our eyes, but also to ask ourselves why we see what we see.

Moderna Museet Malmö

February 16 – April 14, 2013
Gasverksgatan 22