Reena Kallat | By art collectors Max & Monique Burger (@burgermonique )
“I have known Reena (@reenakallat ) since 2008.
The first work that triggered my attention, was a ’Synonym’ work. The work stands like a screen, holding up a portrait formed by several hundred names of people, rendered in scripts of over 14 Indian languages. The rubberstamps are made with names of those officially registered of having gone missing in India.
What I like about this particular body of work is that she gives these missing people a human congregation... We shall never forget.
After losing my only son Yves (1988-2011), Reena sent me so much love and positive energy and in 2014 she invited me to write a love letter to Yves for her project ’Saline Notations’. She wrote the text with salt on sand, only to disappear moments later. She kind of took my tears and gave them a timless voyage.
The photograph of my salt story hangs in our home and remains the only evidence before the words dissolved.
Reena supports my projects in memory of Yves www.toyforeveryoung.com. Her art, her positive attitude and the way she looks at history and nature gives me comfort and courage to try to make the world a better place.” #TOYFamily #TOYForeverYoung #TOYmeetsArt - 10 hours ago