Bharti KHER

The Laws of Reversed Effort

solo show

October 19, 2016 - December 23, 2016



artist info

908 people attended the opening.
22 268 people attended the exhibition.
The exhibition was open for 46 days.
Daily average 484 visitors per day including opening, 475 per day excluding opening.

Bharti Kher’s exhibition has an accordion like effect, taking the viewer on different registers. The effect is much like her vast studio in Gurgaon where objects lie in grand chaos, and the mood seems to shift on different floors. The range of materials confounds, because of the alchemical magic that she seems to tease and seduce from odd conjunctions and unfamiliar disparities. There’s nothing seemingly extraordinary about the figures in the sculpture, “Six Women”. Frontally nude, and seated, the contours of their breasts and stomachs nestle in mutual comfort, like the folds of time. Their bodies reveal few secrets. Kher has chosen the studio artist’s compact with his model of 19th century France, of the female nude, and the complex arrangements around the choice of model. Appropriately, she creates for her exhibition in Paris the prostitute as model – a popular subject in French academic painting, and a motif of the French Belle Epoque.