Nirmala Dutt: Statements

15 July -24 December 2023 (Level 5)

Nirmala Dutt: Statements is an exhibition of works by the pioneering Malaysian artist Nirmala Dutt (1941 - 2016) at ILHAM Gallery, from 15 July – 24 December 2023. Beginning her career in the 1960s, Nirmala was one of the few prominent women artists to have emerged at that time. The exhibition will be the first survey of Nirmala’s works from across her practice over four decades, spanning documentary photography, painting, silkscreen, collage, and public art.  It hopes to explore the resonance and significance of her work, which consistently addressed social injustice and human suffering, in the contemporary frame, as well as its art historical context.