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Tangled Hierarchy Curated by Jitish Kallat

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Resource 2 June – 10 September

Short film on Tangled Hierarchywith Jitish Kallat

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Do you ever feel like you are going around in circles? . Walking through Tangled Hierarchy, you’ll find drawings of The Penrose Stairs, an impossible staircase that never ends. Using mathematics to cheat our common perspective of two-dimensional space, Sir Roger Penrose created a paradox. Although you cannot walk these stairs (they are impossible in three dimensions), you might imagine doing so. Every step forward becomes a step backward – a personal and societal experience we can all relate to. . In Tangled Hierarchy, endless cycles are a common theme, seen through the work of several artists and Sir Roger Penrose, an English mathematical physicist. The Penrose Stairs depicts a staircase in a continuous loop – a person may climb them forever, always returning to where they began. . Tangled Hierarchy, curated by Jitish Kallat, alongside Kallat’s Covering Letter, is open until 10 September. We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am–5pm and entry is FREE. . . #JHGKallat #JitishKallat #TangledHierarchy #Art #Culture #Film #History #India #MahatmaGandhi #IndiaAt75 #MonaHatoum #KaderAttia #KimBeom #HenriCartierBresson #PaulPfeiffer #MykolaRidnyi #HomaiVyarawalla #VilayanurRamachandran #RogerPenrose #RogerShepard #AlexaWright #Zarina #KNMAIndia #Exhibition #Southampton #SotonArts @artsunisouth @knmaindia @uni_southampton @uni_southampton_wsa @visualartssw @cvanetwork @cvan_se @aceagrams @visit_soton @southampton2025 @southamptoncitycouncil @southamptoncityartgallery @aspacearts @ght_soton @chaos_southampton @partitionmuseum @uos.india @indiabusinessgroup @naturemorte_delhi @galerietemplon @chemouldprescottroad @speronewestwater . 📷: @thierry_bal
To mark the 75th anniversary of India’s Day of Independence, 15 August 2022, John Hansard Gallery is proud to present a new short film featuring an interview with Jitish Kallat on how Tangled Hierarchy originated, alongside a tour of the works included. . “Tangled Hierarchy is a speculative curatorial thought experiment. Artworks, archival documents and objects, entangle into an interwoven system of inquiries. The exhibition dates overlap with the tumultuous weeks in 1947 when maps were abruptly redrawn, leading to catastrophic violence and the forced migration of twenty million people. As we reflect upon the historic Gandhi notes, we find ourselves once again in a tangled hierarchy – a world caught in a strange recursive loop – where tragic human displacement of a scale similar to that of the Indian Partition is currently unravelling in Ukraine.” – Jitish Kallat . Tangled Hierarchy, curated by Jitish Kallat, alongside Kallat’s Covering Letter, is open until 10 September. We are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am–5pm and entry is FREE. . Link in bio . With thanks to @cityeye_media for film and production.
Create a landscape silhouette using mixed media! . Come visit John Hansard Gallery this Saturday to create your own landscape filled with silhouettes of tropical animals. . Will your landscape mix the Serengeti with the Amazon? Will lions walk alongside tigers? Will macaws fly over ostriches? Think about these animal’s habitats while you draw, cut, colour and stick. . Drop-in times (each session is 45-minutes): 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2pm & 3pm . FREE. Suitable for all aged 4 and over. Under 16’s must be accompanied at all times by an adult. . #FamilyFriendly #SpacetoCreate #ChildFriendly #Art #CultureMatters #LetsCreate #KidsActivities #JHGEngagement #FreeEvents #Southampton #JohnHansardGallery