Stations of a Pause: Jitish Kallat
"This showcases the full range of his artistic practice; addressing the core themes of sustenance, survival and mortality in the contemporary urban environment, the show incorporates photography and large format paintings."
One of the key sections of the show at Chemould Prescott Road addresses a very personal story. Kallat’s 750-part photographic work, titled "Epilogue", tracing, his father's life through all the moons he saw from the day he was born on 2nd April 1936 to the day of his death on 2nd Dec 1998. Measuring his father's lifespan with the approximately 22,000 moons that he saw in the 63 years of his life; every moon is replaced with the image of a waxing or waning meal, marking the cycle of life itself as periodical rotations of fullness and emptiness.
Moving once again from the personal to the urban another work within the space is a 7 part lenticular panoramic photo piece titled 'Aspect Ratio' wherein the seven colours of the rainbow and the image of a Mumbai street will flicker, and also flip and alternate between being a flat-colour and having an image of the street emerge from it, as one walks past the work or even if one moves in front of it. Also part of the exhibition will be a new series of paintings, titled, Untitled (Stations of a Pause). A continued series of large scale paintings representing candid imagery of the ubiquitous Bombayite.