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Bharti Kher, Body Incantatory 21, 2019
Acrylic, pastel, colour pencil, ink on paper 76 x 60 cm / 29 7/8 x 23 5/8 inches
Photo: Dominic Brown Photography
© Bharti Kher Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

You are invited to explore and respond to the exhibition Bharti Kher: The Body is a Place through a creative and collaborative session of mark-making, drawing, and writing. With moments for rest and reflection, and conversation and collaboration, we welcome you to spend time with the work in the gallery, and to interpret and respond to the exhibition in your own way.

Ways Of Knowing is curated by Alison Jones and is a collaboration between MA Curating, University of West of England, Bristol and Arnolfini, and facilitated by dance and theatre practitioner, Raquel Meseguer. We invite you to embrace Bharti Kher’s suggestion that drawing is a means of ‘knowing’ by making your own marks and impressions using words, symbols, and sketches.

During the session, a period of guided rest will be led by Raquel, and prompts, tools, and materials will be provided to help you to shape your journey through the exhibition. Bean bags, yoga mats and additional seating will be available, and we welcome you to take breaks as needed throughout the afternoon. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs.

Saturday 19 November, from 4-6pm.

About Raquel Meseguer:

Raquel Meseguer Zafe is a dance and theatre practitioner. She founded Unchartered Collective in 2016 to create theatrical encounters that explore the lived experience of invisible disability. Raquel identifies as dis-abled, and works with rest as a creative impulse, and to tell stories about the lived experience of disability in unusual ways.

About Alison Jones:

Alison Jones is an MA Curating Student on placement at Arnolfini. Alison’s research has focused on the representation of socially and politically engaged art in gallery spaces, and the ways in which new ideas and research practices shape exhibitions and public programmes.

About the Artist

A colour photograph of Bharti Kher working in a studio during her residency at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

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