Jitish Kallat studio shot

“I often say that the city street is my university. One finds all the themes of life and art — pain, happiness, anger, violence and compassion — played out here in full volume.”

Jitish Kallat is one of India’s most influential contemporary artists and the sole curator of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014. Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, October 19, at 2pm to hear him talk about his cutting-edge work and South Asia’s growing impact on the global art scene.

A painter, sculptor, photographer, videographer, installation artist, and poet, Kallat came to prominence in the US in 2010 with Public Notice 3, a site-specific commentary on religious tolerance that lit up the Grand Staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago for a year.

Don’t miss this rare and exciting opportunity to hear this artist speak. Tickets are free, though advance booking is required.

Obtain tickets in person, by calling 215-235-SHOW (7469), or online (philamuseum.org). A service charge may be added to phone and online orders.

Jitish Kallat — Whorled Explorations
Sunday, October 19, 2pm
Van Pelt Auditorium, Philadelphia Museum of Art

This lecture on South Asian contemporary art is made possible by the Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation.

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