“Unfortunately, in India today, we don’t think enough about Gandhi. We should think of Gandhi every day because he had so much to say about quotidian life,” says Nalini Malani. The artist has turned to Gandhi on numerous occasions.
For those in the Capital who attended his 2014 exhibition “every broken moment, piece by piece” with the same gallery, the showcase, in more ways than one, takes forward the thought he presented back then — that history is not static.
Comprising 27 works from 13 years, the showcase has Tallur experimenting with the medium of bone meal and film for the first time, but there are common strands that connect with several of his previous works — his engagement with the past and how it affects the present.
This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.