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Tala Madani, Red Interrogation, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Josh White.

Tala Madani, Red Interrogation, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Josh White.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Home Made Tasers, Studio 231, New Museum, NY 26 Oct 2011–1 Jan 2012 © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Home Made Tasers, Studio 231, New Museum, NY 26 Oct 2011–1 Jan 2012 © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tala Madani Launch

24 Jan 2014

Join us at the Opening of our new exhibitions from Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tala Madani

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has described her attitude to making art as “unbridled enthusiasm.” Her carnival-like low-budget performances and sculptural installations made from handmade costumes and props often re-enact towering moments in history, the arts and popular culture. These range from the inventions of Thomas Edison, to the 1997 futuristic film Starship Troopers, Dante’s Inferno and the tradition of illustration in medieval manuscripts. Chetwynd and her collaborators transform lofty cultural achievements and big budget spectacles into deliriously seductive rituals and joyfully improvised happenings. This is the 2012 Turner Prize nominees’ first solo exhibition in a public gallery in Britain it will include both new and recent work, static and performed, emphasising Chetwynd’s attraction to the monster and outside.

Tala Madani

Tala Madani is one of the most original painters to have emerged in recent years. She combines the figurative and abstract in comic, paradoxical paintings and stop-motion animations. Her work often reflects on masculinity, group dynamics, sexuality and power play. Gleeful and sinister middle-aged men take part in obscure, absurd and sometimes regressive behavior. The legacies of modern painting are reflected in her in bold brushstrokes and striking compositions. For this, her first solo exhibition in a UK institution, Madani is presenting a large selection of both new and recent works. Tala Madani was born in Iran in 1981, and lives in Los Angeles.

The exhibition opening is followed by our Opening Party until 11pm, featuring live music from experimental chamber rock dance orchestra Chrome Hoof supported by Aja Ireleand. A limited number of complimentary drinks courtesy of Absolut Vodka (FCFS) are available.

Timings:

The Galleries are open 6.30 - 9pm
8.30pm Welcome by Alex Farquharson, Director, Nottingham Contemporary
8.45pm Live music – Aja Ireland
9.20pm Live music – Chrome Hoof
10.20pm DJ set – Aja Ireland

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