Jitish Kallat, Covering Letter, 2012, projection on fogscreen, 220 cm, 86 inches (width). Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art, Surana Family Collection, Burger Collection.
Here After Here, for the first time, brings under a single exhibition over 25 years of the prolific and varied Indian contemporary artist Jitish Kallat's artistic practice. It is comprehensive and encompassing enough to pass for a retrospective but for the fact that Kallat, who is only 43 years old, has many more years of artistic enquiries ahead of him. Curated by Catherine David, Art Historian and curator, Here After Here brings together over 100 works by Kallat at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in New Delhi. The show is an excellent introduction to some of Kallat's recurrent concerns of the rapidly changing Indian urban spaces, the nature of postcolonial nation-states and cosmic meditations on time. His work, much like his thematic preoccupations, flits between a wide variety of media: drawings, paintings, photography, video, sculpture and installations.