Reena Kallat's exhibition creates a genus of flora and fauna to accommodate a new vision of politics
Hyphens are exercises in simultaneity. Through the impression of a simple dash, two compound words are superficially conjoined to create a third. The hyphen forms a bridge between the two units whose identities are consequently married and therefore react to each other to generate an alternative dimension, a renewed prism through which language is elevated to the level of connotation. Artist Reena Saini Kallat plays with the grammatical symbol, transforming it into both metaphor and motif in her solo show Hyphenated Lives, which opened on 11 September at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai.