DoVA’s Open Practice Committee presents an artist talk with Bharti Kher.
Bharti Kher (1969, UK) is an Indian contemporary artist. Her work encompasses painting, sculpture and installation, often incorporating bindi as a marker for the third eye. She has been engaged with the varying traditions of the readymade, minimalism and abstraction, mythology and the narrative for the past twenty years. Pervading themes that constitute the mainstay of Kher’s oeuvre are the interlocking relationships between man and animal kingdom, associated notions of hybridity; the links between abstraction and figuration, and the question of the other in gender, ethics and imagery.
Logan Center 901
Presented by the Delhi Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.
Image: Bharti Kher, “Dark Matter MM”, 2016, 244 x 183 cm. Courtesy the artist