“Dear friend…” is how Mahatma Gandhi began his letter to Adolf Hitler

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“Dear friend…” is how Mahatma Gandhi began his letter to Adolf Hitler

“Dear friend…” is how Mahatma Gandhi began his letter to Adolf Hitler

“Dear friend…” is how Mahatma Gandhi began his letter to Adolf Hitler, written on the cusp of World War II. Gandhi’s words, which are projected onto a curtain of fog in #JitishKallat’s immersive new video installation “Covering Letter,” were most likely never read by their intended recipient, but they still hold a strong resonance today through their message of peaceful political activism. If you could write to one political figure today, who would you write to? Installation view of “Covering Letter,” 2012, by Jitish Kallat

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