The works of Susan Hefuna, Bharti Kher and Fred Tomaselli are characterised by a recourse to cultural, traditional and religious references. Bharti Kher (*1969) glues Indian bindis (tiny dots or other shapes traditionally worn on the forehead by Indian women) directly on the pictorial surface or on sculptures. Susan Hefuna (*1962) uses Mashrabiyas, well-known in Arabia, carved from wood as carriers for picture and words, and Fred Thomaselli (*1956) has mainly used pills and hemp leaves in collages. All three of them develop ornamental pictorial worlds between fiction and reality out of small-size particles. By means of the use of techniques like carving, gluing or collages, they also raise questions about art and craft.
Editor: Kunstmuseum Thun
Authors: Christoph Doswald, Gregory Volk, Helen Hirsch, Mark Rappolt
Artists: Bharti Kher, Fred Tomaselli, Susan Hefuna
21 x 24 cm
52 color ills.