Press Release

Norrtalje Konsthall, Sweden is pleased to present two concurrent solo exhibitions by Mumbai-based artists Reena Saini Kallat and Jitish Kallat between June 19 and September 26, 2021. Their first institutional solos in Sweden bring together recent bodies of work offering a glimpse into their wide-ranging practices. The exhibitions shift registers between the panoramic and the microscopic, the ecological and the existential, and the planetary and the cosmic to reveal the divergent ways in which they survey the world.



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Reena Saini Kallat and Jitish Kallat

Norrtalje Konsthall, Norrtälje (Sweden)

19.06 - 26.09.2021




Exhibition June 19 -September 26, 2021. Norrtäje Konsthall, Galles gräd 7 - SE-73130 Norrtäje (Sweden). T +46 176 714 09. Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12am–4pm.







Reena Saini Kallat and Jitish Kallat, Norrtalje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden

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In Reena Saini Kallat’s works, the border, the territory, and the map have recurred as potent forms that point to broad historical narratives as well as the manner in which humankind has left the imprint of history on geography.

Her exhibition Deep Rivers Run Quiet, includes a new site-specific wall drawing using electrical cables, a recurring medium in her work; and the 8-channel video Blind Spots that deploys the preambles of constitutions of warring nations around the world as Snellen eye charts used by optometrists to measure vision. In the ten diptychs Leaking Lines, the artist intentionally conflates the “line”—a primary artistic tool—juxtaposing the outlines of borders from across the world with images of the landscapes they divide and apportion.

Jitish Kallat's exhibition Epicycles reveals his longstanding engagement with ideas of time, transience, sustenance, the ecological, and the cosmological. The exhibition is an assembly of conceptual and sensory propositions through a suite of large format paintings, drawings, sculptures, and video. The single channel video Forensic Trail of the Grand Banquet invokes a journey through space wherein planetary and stellar formations are replaced by hundreds of x-ray scans of food. In The Eternal Gradient, 365 rotis morph with waxing and waning images of the moon as if aeons of time were passing through an ever-changing lunar almanac. The exhibition features a suite of Palindrome/Anagram Paintings, elemental drawings such as Wind Study (Hilbert Curve) and the sculptural installation titled The Infinite Episode which is an assembly of ten sleeping vertebrates wherein their bodily sizes are equalized in a state of sleep.

Left: Jitish Kallat,  Untitled (Emergence) Drawing  (detail), 2018. Drawing. Right: Reena Saini Kallat,  Leaking Lines  (detail), 2019

Left: Jitish Kallat,  Untitled (Emergence) Drawing  (detail), 2018. Drawing. Right: Reena Saini Kallat,  Leaking Lines  (detail), 2019