Jitish Kallat’s latest curatorial endeavor
Venue & Dates:
John Hansard Gallery, part of the University of Southampton
2 June–10 September 2022
John Hansard Gallery, part of the University of Southampton, presents Jitish Kallat’s latest curatorial endeavor Tangled Hierarchy, an exhibition that centres on a collection of five humble yet remarkable used envelopes. Each envelope is addressed to Mahatma Gandhi and all are carefully conserved within the Mountbatten Archive at the University of Southampton. The exhibition includes contributions by Kader Attia, Kim Beom, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mahatma Gandhi, Zarina, Mona Hatoum, Partition Museum, Sir Roger Penrose, Paul Pfeiffer, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Roger Shephard, Homai Vyarawalla and Alexa Wright.
Mahatma Gandhi, University of Southampton Library MS62 MB1/E193
Kader Attia, Reflecting Memory, 2016, single-channel HD digital video projection, colour, sound, 45:56 min. (Still). Courtesy of the artist, Galleria Continua, Galerie Krinzinger, Lehmann Maupin and Galerie Nagel Draxler. Photo: Kader Attia
Kim Beom, Spectacle, 2010. Courtesy the artist
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Bottom: Mus re officillupta non preri ut oditibere, quaecab orerum remod ut essequis antia quaeperumqui officiet
© Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography
Mona Hatoum, Untitled (coat hanger), 2013
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Kurukshetra, India, 1947. Image courtesy: Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), Bengaluru. Image: H.15 cm, W. 22.1 cm / Silver gelatin print. PHY.01764
Jawaharlal Nehru at the AICC meeting to vote for Partition. Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Govind Ballabh Pant are seen in the background, June 1947. Modern digital reprint from medium format negative, 340mm x 340mm. Courtesy: HV Archive / The Alkazi Collection of Photography
Alongside Tangled Hierarchy, John Hansard Gallery presents the first UK showing of Jitish Kallat’s immersive installation Covering Letter (2012). Taking the form of words projected onto a traversable curtain of cascading fog, the piece presents an historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler, written just weeks before the start of World War II.