The Jitish Kallat 'The Cry Of The Gland' Series Is Insightful

By: Romina S. Cortellucci - Published: Jul 11, 2012 • References: saatchi-gallery and collabcubed
The Jitish Kallat 'The Cry Of The Gland' Series captures the various shirt pockets of Mumbai men. The installation was created by the Mumbai-born and based artist Jitish Kallat and captures a singular shirt pocket of a multitude of subjects. Kallat's work is known for using a visual language celebrating his hometown and this project is no different. Capturing 108 photographs, Kallate manages to create a sociological study of India's modern metropolis capital.

The powerful floor to ceiling installation blows up Kallat's captures, becoming an overwhelming image that echoes the massive population of the second-most populous country in the world. In the pockets are an array of other contents from pens to wallets to glasses and falling money. The Jitish Kallat 'The Cry Of The Gland' Series provides insight into the middle class men of Mumbai.