Bharti Kher awarded Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, conferred the French Government honour “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” on Ms Bharti Kher.
New Delhi, 23 March 2015
To download the copyright free images of the ceremony, visit Flickr page of the French Embassy.
The award comes in recognition of Ms Bharti Kher’s work over the years contributing to the growing appreciation of India’s contemporary art here and worldwide.
The evening also saw the release of Ms Kher’s new book published to coincide with a major museum exhibition, that resulted from her exhibition, ‘Misdemeanours’, curated by Sandhini Poddar, at the Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai. It has essays by Sandhini Poddar, David Elliott, and Tsong-Zung-Chang, and a visual record of the exhibition, as well as selected earlier works. It is a bilingual publication in English and Chinese.
Bharti Kher has had solo exhibitions at Rockbund Art Museum, ‘Misdemeanours’, Shanghai, China (2014), Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, England (2012), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, ‘Virus’, Gateshead, England (2008), and various solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth Galley in New York, London and Zurich, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, Kukje in Seoul, and GALLERYSKE in Bangalore and Mumbai.
The French government distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) is conferred on “persons who have distinguished themselves by their creativity in the field of art, culture and literature or for their contribution to the influence of arts in France and throughout the world.”