Jitish Kallat: An Evolving Narrative in 8 Acts
Art Monthly, Australia
256 Gondwana Summer 2012/13
Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat deploys charred text and rewinding time as central leitmotifs in his first solo exhibition in an Australian museum. Conceived as an open-ended narrative, a linguistic trope or half-sentence, Kallat’s foray awaits completion. Multiple interventions that respond to the topography and unique character of the Ian Potter Museum of Art allude to impermanence, contingency and change. Here is a calligraphy of meanings with landing sites across the museum including activating the double-height, soaring atrium, and various interstitial, overlooked spaces.