£24.95 | $34.95
28 x 22 cm | 11 x 9 in
120 ills | 160 pages
Editor Daina Augaitis
BHARTI KHER: Matter focuses on the artist's exploration of identity, bringing together works that speak especially to the perceptions and realities of being female today, including the pressures our society places on keeping bodies young.
Bharti Kher is a contemporary Indian artist whose work encompasses painting, sculpture, and installation. Relocating to New Delhi after studying in Newcastle, UK, Kher's practice explores cultural misunderstandings and social codes, delivering a forceful reinterpretation of India's present and its history. Bindis are a central motif in her practice, and they swarm over her sculptures are are deployed in vivid chromatic constellations. Arranged en masse, each dot or squiggle can be understood as a person, their placement analogous to demographic movement--the migrations of a population.
Illustrated throughout with images of Kher's beguiling artworks, this publication features contributions from eight distinguished writers offering psychoanalytic, literary, cultural and political readings of Kher's work.