Jitish Kallat

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Born in 1974 in Mumbai, Jitish Kallat is one of the most promising artists of his generation. Jitish Kallat’s work, imbued with autobiographical, political and artistic references, forms a narrative of the cycle of life in a rapidly changing India. Weaving together strands of sociology, biology and archaeology, the artist takes an ironic and poetic look at the altered relationship between nature and culture.






Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018



The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the latent cosmopolitan spirit of the modern metropolis of Kochi and its mythical past, Muziris, and create a platform that will introduce contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India, showcase and debate new Indian and international aesthetics and art experiences and enable a dialogue among artists, curators, and the public.

Curated by Anita Dube


KOCHI, INDIA
From 12/12/2018 to 29/03/2019


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A World in the City. Zoological and Botanic Gardens - group show


Traveling and exploring the world has always enabled us to meet different peoples, to encounter different cultures and spaces, and to collect artefacts and take them into other contexts. These collections have been used to entertain and to educate, whether in private and feudal collections, the World’s fair, or today’s zoological and botanic gardens. They shape the ways in which we see the world. By collecting, documenting and reproducing we hope to understand the world and its manifold forms of life and diverse cultures.

Curator Kaiwan Mehta has invited JitishKallat,SoniaMehraChawla, SahejRahal, ShelaghKeeley and author RuthPadel to address this 'world in the city'. They explore the stories and the practices of entertainment and knowledge production, and of artistic documentation and reproduction in the context of zoological and botanical gardens. 


 


IFA GALLERY, STUTTGART, GERMANY
From 5/05/2017 to 7/02/2017
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