The line runs as a leitmotif in ‘Blind Spot’, artist Reena Saini Kallat’s new show in Mumbai
This is the artist’s solo exhibition in Mumbai after a gap of four years
A set of 10 diptychs is being installed at Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai. One half features archival images of sites which have long been fragmented by man-made borders. Each image is accompanied by text, embedded with iron nails, evoking the violent and contested histories of these sites. The other half of the diptych features electric wires, fashioned to resemble barbed-wire fences, with laser-cut lines running through each of them. The work goes beyond the physical nature of these dividing lines to focus on the many wounds and emotional scars that these have caused.