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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