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Sculptor, painter, and installation artist Bharti Kher explores the power of objects to evoke and inform psychological experience. One of India’s most prominent contemporary artists, Kher uses the “medium” of traditional and sperm-shaped bindis in her practice, whether employed in swirling painted gestures or running through her eclectic range of large sculptural installations. For Kher, the bindi—the traditional forehead dot worn by Hindu women—symbolizes a complex intersection of religious ritual, domesticity, commodity, and aesthetic beauty. Her sculptural installation pieces have included a large-scale cube of defunct radiators and life-sized elephants covered in her signature bindis. “I’m still not interested in the thread [that’s] supposed to connect me all together with my work or otherwise,” she says. “We are all hybrids and totally unpredictable. I wanted to make that apparent in my practice.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions
2020
BHARTI KHER, "THE UNEXPECTED FREEDOM OF CHAOS"Perrotin
2018
Bharti Kher: Points de départ, points qui lientFondation Phi
2017
Portable Art: A Project by Celia FornerHauser & Wirth
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Mash up, 2019

Clay, cement, wax, copper/brass
151 × 17 in
383.5 × 43.2 cm
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Sculptor, painter, and installation artist Bharti Kher explores the power of objects to evoke and inform psychological experience. One of India’s most prominent contemporary artists, Kher uses the “medium” of traditional and sperm-shaped bindis in her practice, whether employed in swirling painted gestures or running through her eclectic range of large sculptural installations. For Kher, the bindi—the traditional forehead dot worn by Hindu women—symbolizes a complex intersection of religious ritual, domesticity, commodity, and aesthetic beauty. Her sculptural installation pieces have included a large-scale cube of defunct radiators and life-sized elephants covered in her signature bindis. “I’m still not interested in the thread [that’s] supposed to connect me all together with my work or otherwise,” she says. “We are all hybrids and totally unpredictable. I wanted to make that apparent in my practice.”

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Tate
Selected exhibitions (3)
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