Bharti Kher Visit Bristol

Bharti Kher: The Body Is A Place

Arnolfi­ni wel­come you to explore the alchem­i­cal prac­tice of inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned artist Bhar­ti Kher, in a major solo exhibition.

21/10/22 – 29/01/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00
Monday, Closed
Tue–Sat, 11:00 – 18:00
Arnolfini welcome you to explore the alchemical practice of internationally renowned artist Bharti Kher, in a major solo exhibition of drawing, sculpture, and the spaces that lie between.

Including new and previously unseen works created during a residencies in Somerset in 2017 and 2019, The Body is a Place also features Kher’s monumental bindi drawings, the playful and political drawing-based installation Links in a Chain, sculptures made from found objects and plaster casts, and a new encounter with her site-specific bindi work Virus; part of a 30-year project began by the artist in 2010.

A collector of materials and meaning, Kher’s work invites us into ‘a world of objects and a world of words’, weaving between magical, mythical, spiritual, and scientific realms.

Drawing upon bodily senses she creates her own ‘hand-brain-body-art-language’ – ‘I hear it, taste it, eat it, write it, draw it’ – explored here in both two and three-dimensional forms.

The Body is a Place is accompanied by a programme of film, music, talks and workshops for all ages, as well as a new publication available through Arnolfini Bookshop.

Bharti Kher is represented internationally by Hauser & Wirth, Perrotin and Nature Morte.
Bharti Kher Visit Bristol
Installation Sculpture