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Exhibition: Bharti Kher: I've Got Eyes at the Back of My Head

One of India's best-known contemporary artists, Bharti Kher brings her new work comprised of 5,000 vinyl bindis grouped to form targets on the surface of four windows in the Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer.

  • Mar. 1 - 20, 2011
  • Grand Foyer
  • All Day
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Art targets all the senses, not solely one's eyes or ears, but all parts of perception. According to traditional Indian beliefs, the roots of perception can be accessed most directly via the "third eye." One of India's best-known contemporary artists, Bharti Kher creates works which often incorporate bindis--the traditional forehead decoration worn to indicate the marking of the third eye for women and men in Indian culture. Commissioned for maximum INDIA, her new work, I've Got Eyes at the Back of My Head is comprised of 5,000 vinyl bindis grouped to form targets on the surface of four windows in the Kennedy Center's Grand Foyer. Each bindi can be understood as a person or a group, multilayered or specific, their arrangement en masse mapping demographic movements, the migrations and intermarriages of teeming populaces, and then simultaneously pinpointing place.

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