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From Frieze Magazine: Tala Madani

Los Angeles, CA | by August 6, 2013

It seems that every venue is now includ­ing stu­dio visit inter­views as part of their reg­u­lar fea­tures and pro­gram­ming which I am very thrilled about. This only means that I will get to watch more amaz­ing videos of equally amaz­ing artists talk­ing about their work, process and ideas in their stu­dios — which is key to my par­tic­u­lar inter­est for this web jour­nal. So from now on I am happy to announce that I’ll be seek­ing out some of my favorite stu­dio visit videos from other venues and com­ment­ing and review­ing them on this section.

I first of all am biased towards Tala Madani’s work and with­out hes­i­ta­tion out right state that I love her work. She’s a young Iran­ian artist born in 1981 with an MFA from the Yale School of Art (as do I but this has noth­ing to do with that) and in this video is inter­viewed in her stu­dio in Los Ange­les, CA.

As quoted from the Satchi Gallery website:

“Iranian-​​American artist Tala Madani paints a provoca­tive and humor­ous dis­course on cul­tural and sex­ual identity.”

More specif­i­cally her expres­sive paint­ings com­ment and cri­tique mas­culin­ity in Mid­dle East­ern cul­ture. As a multi-​​media artist, Madani also cre­ates sophis­ti­cated nar­ra­tive animations.

“In devis­ing her scenes of aber­rant cer­e­mony, Madani pin­points the very essence of frus­tra­tion, fer­vour, and inad­e­quacy.” Satchigallery.com

The orig­i­nal link on frieze can be found here: frieze.com

 


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