Parallel reality6 min read 22 Jan 2016, 10:19 PM IST
Jitish Kallat's two shows speak across stark elementsfrom fruits to Gandhi's letter to Hitler
Two simultaneous but widely diverging exhibitions in Mumbai offer an insight into artist Jitish Kallat’s range of references. In Covering Letter, which opened at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) on 15 January, Kallat is on familiar territory, using a historical letter to examine contemporary affairs. Viewers conversant with his work will be able to place it in the Public Notice series that the artist has made since 2003, and which have been displayed at several venues, including the India Art Fair and Art Institute of Chicago. The other exhibition, Sightings, opened on Friday at Mumbai’s Chemould Prescott Road and employs a variety of media, such as sculpture, lenticular prints of photographs, and paper drawing.