Jitish Kallat

Annexe

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Annexe
Jitish Kallat
Annexe
2006
Black lead, fiberglass, stainless steel base
(Including the base) 145 x 46 x 46 cm
Annexe is a sculpture of a young child, whose upstanding posture suggests a determination to survive. Weighing over his shoulder is a heavy serpentine rope used as a whip with which to lash himself in order to seek alms. Like Eruda, his feet shaped like homes appear rooted to the spot while his glistening black-lead body stands on a stainless steel base with a drain, perhaps representing a punctured sculpture pedestal or the societal gulf between the veneer of wealth and the perceived stain of real poverty.

     
 


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