14th September – 11th November 2012
This Autumn, the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in London will be hosting Bharti Kher’s first solo show in London. Kher, born in London but now based in New Delhi, is known for taking everyday objects and transforming them, reflecting her personal view of self as continuously changing. She also looks at global issues in her sculptures; one piece in this exhibition, ‘The skin speaks a language not its own’ is a life-size elephant made of fibre-glass and bindis, one of several works that comment on Indian politics and attitudes.
Kher’s exhibition at Parasol unit is accompanied by a book whose contributors include Parasol unit Director/Curator Ziba Ardalan, art critic and curator Gayatri Sinha, and Tom Morton, curator, writer and contributing editor for Frieze. Kher has been interviewed for this publication by Aveek Sen, a curator and writers. The book will be available internationally.
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London N1 7RW
020 7490 7373
Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–6 pm
Sunday: 12–5 pm
First Thursday of every month: open until 9pm
Photography: Stefan Altenburger Photography Zürich. © Bharti Kher
by Jennie Gillions