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MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Dec

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Exhibition

The National 2017

30 Mar - 18 Jun

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Exhibition

Kader Attia

12 Apr - 30 Jul

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Tour

Art Baby

04 May, 10.30am, MCA

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Event

WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS

12 May, 9.00am, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

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MCA Zine Fair 2017

21 May, 10.30am, MCA

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Young Art Lovers' Book List

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From the archives: Curious catalogue

Never judge a book by its cover? In this issue of our monthly archive series, MCA Archives and Records Management Coordinator, Stephanie, leafs through some unusual pages more

Girl On Film: Erin Coates

The National 2017: New Australian Art artist Erin Coates gets in the driving seat for our April film experience more

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Telling Tales: Jitish Kallat

Born 1974, Mumbai, India
Lives and works Mumbai

Covering Letter 2012
fog screen projection
Edition 1/3

Burger Collection, Hong Kong

Indian artist Jitish Kallat uses an array of materials in his artworks, yet they are often linked through language and acts of speech. His 2012 installation Covering Letter comprises a vertical screen of mist, around two meters in height, upon which the content of a significant typed letter is projected.
It was written in July 1939, by the Indian leader and pacifist Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler (addressed only as ‘My Friend’) and urged him to ‘shun the method of war’. It offers an alternative, peaceful course for 20th-century history in which humanity would not be reduced to a ‘savage state’ through conflict. The mist screen is room-sized, and gallery visitors are invited to walk through it, breaking the words apart and fragmenting the letter. It re-forms once more, only to be broken again, over and over.

<b>Jitish Kallat</b> <i>Covering Letter</i> 2012

Jitish Kallat Covering Letter 2012
fog screen projection dimensions variable
Edition 1/3
Burger Collection, Hong Kong