Public Art Talks: Jitish Kallat in conversation with Tom Eccles

Date: 3 December 2019

Time: 6:00pm

Location: Fire Station, Cinema



As part of the ongoing series ‘Public Art Talks’, join renowned artist Jitish Kallat for a conversation with Curator Tom Eccles, to discuss his artistic practice and recent work.


Jitish Kallat’s work reveals a continued engagement with the ideas of time, sustenance, recursion and historical recall. Kallat’s multidisciplinary practice can be seen to move interchangeably between meditations of the self, the city-street, the nation and the cosmic horizon. Kallat has exhibited his work widely across the world in contexts such as galleries, museums and biennials. In 2017 the National Gallery of Modern Art (New Delhi) presented a mid-career retrospective of his work titled Here After Here 1992-2017 curated by Catherine David. In 2014 he served as the Curator and Artistic Director of the second edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India. Kallat was born in Mumbai in 1974, the city where he continues to live and work.


Tom Eccles is the executive Director of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and the Founding Director of the Hessel Museum of Art, where he oversees the Marieluise Hessel Collection. From 1995-2005 he was the Director of the Public Art Fund in New York City. Eccles is Special Advisor, Public Art, at Qatar Museums. Eccles is currently the visual arts curator at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, advisor to the Luma Foundation, Arles, France, and Curator of Frieze New York talks.