Published at the occasion of the exhibition "Misdemeanours" at the Rockbound Art Museum, Shanghai (10 jan.-20 apr. 2014)
Published by the Rockbund Art Museum, 2014
Texts by Larys Frogier, Tsong-Zung Chang, Sandhini Poddar, David Elliott
Texts in English and Chinese
Embossed clothbound hardcover
21.5 x 27 cm / 8.4 x 7.9 inches
Bharti Kher’s oeuvre spans more than two decades and includes paintings, sculptures and installations. Throughout her practice she has displayed an unwavering relationship with surrealism, narrative, and the nature of things. Inspired by a wide range of sources and making practices, she employs the readymade in wide arc of meaning and transformation. Kher’s works thus appear to move through time, using reference as a counterpoint and contradiction as a visual tool. Her chimeras, mythical monsters, and allegorical tales combine references that are at once topical and traditional, political and poetic.