Artist Lecture and Book Launch with M.I.A.
On the occasion of the Rizzoli publication M.I.A., MoMA PS1 invites the English musician, producer, painter, and director Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam, aka M.I.A., to give an artist’s lecture about her work. The book is the first comprehensive overview of the artist’s entire visual output to date and tells her life story in collages, photographs, and prints. It opens with her early years at Central Saint Martins art school in London, continues with various exhibitions, installations, and music videos and culminates in the creative work for her three hugely successful albums, mixtapes, and energetic live performances at venues worldwide including MoMA PS1. Also included are assorted lyrics and an exclusive interview in which she candidly discusses the personal events and themes that informed her art and music.