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Past Event

Bharti Kher

In Her Own Language

Bharti Kher offers a window into her richly textured practice.

, 11.00am

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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In her first solo exhibition in Australia, internationally acclaimed artist Bharti Kher offers a window into her richly textured practice. Her distinctive signature application of saris, bindis and moulded forms is on display in a selection of wall works and sculptures that imply a narrative.

Kher’s elegant yet diverse work is part visceral and part allegory, stemming from the pulse of her New Delhi studio and informed by a curious and cognisant imperative. Figurative sculptures resist definition, dancing between mythical goddess and contemporary portraits. Cell-like orbs and ellipses of layered bindis float in fields of colour, suggesting bodily association. Inscribed rice grains invite reflection upon cultural and physical sustenance, social and linguistic attribution.

Kher’s language is her own and it has brought her global recognition in the contemporary art world.

Detail: Warrior with cloak and shield, 2008
Courtesy the Artist and Hauser & Wirth

Awards & Reviews

‘One of India’s best contemporary artists.’

Show Date & Times

Thur 18 Feb–Sat 16 Apr

Tue–Sat, 11am–5pm



Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

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