Artist Making Local Call Artist Making Local Call; installation view

Jitish Kallat2005

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Mumbai, India

‘Fieldnotes: tomorrow was here yesterday’ featured works by Jitish Kallat that found profound resonance within the space of the Museum. The artist appropriated the Museum’s architecture and intervened within the display cases creating new readings of the collection and the Museum's history. The idyll of the Museum, which represents the aspirations of the city's founding fathers, stood in sharp contrast to the battle for life that is played out on the city's streets and forms the underlying theme of Kallat's works.The panoramic photographic work titled ‘Artist Making Local Call’ was seen in juxtaposition with black-and white century old panoramas of the Origins of Mumbai Gallery. Employing the 360 degrees panoramic format, one is able to hold multiple timeframes within a single still image. For instance, within the red brackets, a moving taxi occupies the same spot where a rickshaw stood moments ago mimicking a mishap. The two men seen on either side of this crash are the same; they have marched across in the moments that passed.


  • Title: Artist Making Local Call Artist Making Local Call; installation view
  • Creator: Jitish Kallat
  • Date: 2005, 2005
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Physical Dimensions: H 17.5 x L 75.0 inches
  • Material: Digital pigment print
  • Gallery: All artworks courtesy Jitish Kallat from the exhibition, ‘Fieldnotes: tomorrow was here yesterday' at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (April 23, 2011 - October 9, 2011)

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