Bharti Kher
This Breathing House

  • Foreword by Carol Seigel
    Text by Stephanie Rosenthal
    Book design: Matt Watkins
  • Language: English
    Hardcover
    210 × 150 mm
    88 pages
  • 978 3 9524461 5 7
  • November 2016
  • £25 / $30 / €29 / CHF 30
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Published on occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Freud Museum from September to November 2016, ‘This Breathing House’ offers an intimate view of Indian artist Bharti Kher’s installation in Sigmund Freud’s final home in London.

Following a foreword from the museum’s director, the essay by Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator of the Hayward Gallery, explores Kher’s work, its themes and dialogue with its setting. The essay, separated into enumerated sections, unfolds the vivid and history-laden artworks, interpreting their forms while also leaving room for interpretation. Quotes feature from the artist herself as well as Sigmund and Anna Freud, Gaston Bachelard, Georges Didi-Huberman and Maggie Nelson among others. Replete with installation views as well as detail shots of individual works, the publication reads like a thoughtful measured walkthrough of the exhibition itself.

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