Jitish Kallat returns to Paris with Echo Verse, an ambitious exhibition conceived as a complex system of signs and conjectures linking artistic, historical and scientific references. Widely known for his conceptual and poetic language, Jitish Kallat has altered the tenor of the Beaubourg gallery with a new body of work exploring the passage of time and the notions of transience, evolution or entropy.
Jitish Kallat plays with scale and distance to offer an assembly of sensory and speculative propositions that weaves unexpected links between everyday reality and the cosmos. The exhibition opens with Elicitation # 1 (Terranum Nuncius), a photographic diptych of images drawn from the Golden Record archive dispatched by NASA on the Voyager space missions in 1977. These images - children playing with a miniature globe, a woman tasting an ice cream, a man eating a sandwich - were conceived as a summary of human life as addressed to an extraterrestrial intelligence. These inaugural images of consuming and surveying the planet can be read as an oblique invitation to reflect on the exhibition.Learn more