Contemporary artist Bharti Kher and the tale of two cities

A woman standing in front of a white artwork.

With nods to both her Indian and UK bases, Kher's work is celebrated for her commitment to deconstructing cultural heritage

By Osman Can Yerebakan   Above image: Bharti Kher (courtesy of the artist and Perrotin)   Tuesday 21 July, 2020   Long read

Artist and London member Bharti Kher often breaks things at her Gurgaon studio, located just outside New Delhi, where she is usually based. She cuts and slits them in halves, putting the matter’s solidness to test from the inside out. ‘I do this to know things better – and push the possibility of