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Jitish Kallat, Circa (detail), 2011, resin, steel, rope. © Courtesy the artist and Arndt Berlin. Photo: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
Gigi Scaria, Prisms of perception (production still), 2010, single-channel SD video, 16:9 ratio, colour, sound, 4:25 minutes. © Courtesy the artist
A unique opportunity to hear more about the work of visiting artists Jitish Kallat and Gigi Scaria. In conversation with senior curator Bala Starr.
Jitish Kallat's interventions in the Classics and Archaeology Gallery are installed in relation to a display of ancient Indian carved stone sculptures and colonial-era maps from the University of Melbourne as well as private collections. Kallat’s works are set in playful and poetic conversation with the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s atypical architecture and the broad time-scale of the exhibition program, which simultaneously presents art from the Neolithic period to the present day. The concept of ‘time’ and ‘recursion’ at the heart of the project.
Gigi Scaria’s experience of moving from his village in the southern state of Kerala, to the sprawling national capital, Delhi, made clear to him the sense of alienation commonly experienced by migrants. His videos are informed by this experience and the change and constant flux of great cities. Through his paintings, sculptures, photography and videos, Scaria creates environments of the future and reinterprets the human relationship to modern progress.
During September and October 2012, Gigi Scaria is resident in Melbourne, supported by the Macgeorge Bequest. The Potter will present a major solo project by Scaria opening in September 2013.
These two exhibition are presented in partnership with Utopia@Asialink.
Places are limited for this free event. RSVP essential please book above.
Now open, The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art.