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Jitish Kallat
JITISH KALLAT, PUBLIC NOTICE 2

ART GALLERY NEW SOUTH WALES, SYDNEY

Large-scale work Public notice 2 (2007) by Indian artist Jitish Kallat is being installed at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, in an exhibition of works from Gene and Brian Sherman’s Asian art collection, until October 5.
The work renders Gandhi’s historic speech calling for non-violence and civil disobedience before the famous Salt March in 1930 – in its entirety, letter by letter. Each letter appears to be made from bone, as though Kallat has exhumed these words from their historical resting place. As Kallat says: ‘In today’s terror-infected world, where wars against terror are fought at prime television time, voices such as Gandhi’s stare back at us like discarded relics.’