Delighted to begin this year's programming with
Covering Letter " which opens on the 15th of January 2016.
Jitish Kallat is at the forefront of India's contemporary art movement and and his work has been shown extensively across India and the world.
In 'Covering Letter', he uses a piece of historical correspondence - a brief letter written by Gandhi to Hitler in 1939 urging him to reconsider his violent means.
It is in line with some of his earlier works such as ‘Public Notice’ (2003), 'Public Notice 2' (2007), and 'Public Notice 3' (2010) where a historic speech becomes a device for contemplation.
The exhibition is part of the JNAF and the CSMVS' efforts to engage more actively with practitioners of modern and contemporary art and provide audiences an opportunity to engage with their work.
Please join us for the opening at 6pm at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, CSMVS, and thereafter to a conversation between Homi Bhabha and Jitish Kallat at the Museum Lawns.