Artist-Mentor Reena Saini Kallat | Study of Work

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This work seeks to address the broader issue of migration and displacement as a hard-hitting reality across the globe. This work is Untitled, (Map/Drawing) (detail) 2011, made using electric wires and fittings along with a ten-minute audio loop. The flow and movement of people is essentially represented by the flow of electricity through the wires, which in turn make links and connections with the map in entirety.

The work makes a commentary on the division and segregation that looms large in terms of setting cultural identities for the migrants. This in turn spells immense social and economic ramifications for the world order. By delving into the flow of labour migrants across continents, the politics of colonialism and globalization can be examined and understood through her ways.


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