Lipid Opus & Cry of the Gland; installation view

Jitish Kallat2008

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 photographic installation, 'The Cry of the Gland', continues the examination of the urban detail- the piece was made by randomly approaching passerbys in the street and photographing the pockets of their shirts, often bulging or sagging under the weight of daily necessities like pens, cell phones, keys, wallets that hang like extensions of the body.


  • Title: Lipid Opus & Cry of the Gland; installation view
  • Creator: Jitish Kallat
  • Date: 2008
  • Location: Mumbai
  • Physical Dimensions: Cry of the Gland: 108 images, each H 23.6 x L 17.7 inches; Liquid Opus: H 72.8 x L 69.7 x W 15 inches
  • Material: Cry of the Gland: C-Print; Lipid Opus: Cast resin
  • 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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