Jitish Kallat to Unveil Metallic Installation in Vienna
Jitesh and Reena Kallat
With a body of work that includes painting, photography, sculptures and multi-media installations, it’s a little difficult to slot Jitish Kallat. His solo show at the Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum, which had opened last October, draws to a close this week after an impressive run of six months.
His next, we hear, is something much bigger and will be unveiled this October, though details about the project remain sketchy for now. From what we’ve learnt, it’s vastly different from his text-on-wall, cut mirror pieces and museum facade projections. In fact, it’s actually a solitary permanent metal installation coming up in Austria, probably his most massive one yet. Though there is a lot of work to be done before the galvanised steel structure takes definite shape at a “nodal point that connects Vienna to ten townships”, shipments of the material have already started arriving at the workshop that has been set up.
While he has been making short unannounced escapes to Vienna to oversee things, Kallat is scheduled to settle in for longer stints there in the coming months. The theme is strictly under wraps for now, but then again, how long can you keep secrets about a public work of art?
Source: Mumbai Mirror