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.






Circadian Rhythms: contemporary art and biological time - Group show



All life on earth - humans, other animals, plants and even bacteria - carry out biological processes to a 24-hour pattern of activity that mirrors the length of the earth day. Such processes are said to be subject to certain rhythms as they oscillate at different points during the 24-hour cycle, always following the same pattern of activity. Circadian Rhythms presents the work of Irish and international artists who explore these invisible forces through reflections on time, the cadence of working life, sleeping patterns, as well as through the impact of modern technologies that disrupt the natural world. 


THE LEWIS GLUCKSMAN GALLERY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, IRELAND
From 01/08/2019 to 03/11/2019


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Our Time for A Future Caring -  Indian Pavillon - Biennale di Venezia



We are honoured to announce that Jitish Kallat is part of the artist line-up for India Pavilion at 58th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2019.

Our Time for a Future Caring features works by an intergenerational group of artists spanning from twentieth century to present day that either reflect directly on Gandhi and his place in history, focusing on specific moments and their resonances for contemporary audiences, or offer conceptual investigations into his philosophical ideas and broader notions of agency, action and freedom.


BIENNALE DI VENEZIA INDIA PAVILLON, ARSENALE, VENICE, ITALY
From 11/05/2019 to 24/11/2019


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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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