Nalini Malani - You Can’t Keep Acid in a Paper Bag, 1969-2014 (2015)
You Can’t Keep Acid in a Paper Bag, 1969-2014 (2015)
You can’t Keep Acid in a Paper Bag, examines the multifaceted and wide ranging oeuvre of Nalini Malani which spans a period of over 45 years. This engaging publication traces through articles and images, her journey as an artist from the time when experimental art sparsely dotted the art scene and women artists worked from margins of the art fraternity, both in India and internationally.
Just like her retrospective at KNMA which took place in three episodes, the publication also comprises of three sections, each of them carrying texts by renowned writers pertaining to specific areas from Malani’s prolific oeuvre. The book includes essays and interviews by art historians and cultural such as Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Rhana Devenport, Doris von Drathen, Chaitanya Sambrani, Roobina Karode and Shanay Jhaveri.