Painter and sculptor Jitish Kallat’s particular brand of individuality plays out through a body of work as outspoken as it is imaginative and engaged. Violence, aggression, caste, class, religion, the tragic and the resilient, the celebratory and the contemplative, the megascape and the microscopic — there is no layer of Indian life and metropolis that Jitish has not put on canvas and sculpture.
And in The Urban Forensic, one of India’s most celebrated and edgy philosopher-artists turns his gaze inward as he x-rays self, city and country with illuminating frankness.
Algebra, the Arts & Ideas Club brings together a fellowship of people who believe great cities are built not just on infrastructure but a life of the mind; who understand robust and liberal societies need the oxygen of great conversation and nuanced thinking.
At a time when we are increasingly surrounded by rage and noise, Algebra is a live and continuous space for people to come together for a genuine exchange of ideas and exposure to issues; where new seeds could be sparked, fresh perspectives formed, and intelligent connections made.
Algebra – the Arts and Ideas Club is designed to host almost 35 engagements over the year with topline thinkers and practitioners from almost every discipline that impacts human affairs: politics, economy, environment, spirituality, cinema, medicine, science, technology, music, media, literature, the arts, sports, people’s movements, et al.