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Jitish Kallat

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Covering Letter

‘Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter’ is the first exhibition of this immersive installation and video projection by the Mumbai-based artist in the United States. Projected onto a traversable curtain of cascading fog, this work presents a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler, written just weeks before the start of World War II. In the spirit of his doctrine of universal friendship, Gandhi begins the letter with the greeting ‘Dear friend’. Mist diffuses Gandhi’s projected text, echoing the fate of his message, which went unheeded. Read more.

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Covering Letter

Covering Letter (2012), Jitish Kallat. Installation view. Philadelphia Museum of Art; gift of Ajay Raju, 2016. © Jitash Kallat. Image courtesy Galerie Templon, Paris and Brussels © B.Huet/Tutti.

Covering Letter

Covering Letter (2012), Jitish Kallat. Installation view. Philadelphia Museum of Art; gift of Ajay Raju, 2016. © Jitash Kallat. Image courtesy Galerie Templon, Paris and Brussels © B.Huet/Tutti.

Covering Letter

Covering Letter (2012), Jitish Kallat. Installation view. Philadelphia Museum of Art; gift of Ajay Raju, 2016. © Jitash Kallat. Image courtesy Galerie Templon, Paris and Brussels © B.Huet/Tutti.

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