Dissections is an event series presented as part of DHC/ART Education’s public programming. With Dissections, we aim to generate interdisciplinary dialogue and foster a renewed engagement with contemporary art.
This time around, DHC/ART Education proposes a new ambulatory formula for the event. Dissections: Bharti Kher will take the form of an interactive visit through the galleries of 465 Saint-Jean Street, during which our three invited guests will respond to selected works from Bharti Kher: Points de départ, points qui lient. After the visit, the public will be invited to join us and our guests for a glass of wine.
Jacqueline Miller, biologist and mammalogy technician, Royal Ontario Museum
Molly A.K. Shinhat, writer
Yen-Chao Lin, artist
The heart is a critical physiological organ but also a strong visual and emotional symbol. Jacqueline Miller will discuss how the heart of the most massive creature ever to have existed, the blue whale, was preserved by the Royal Ontario Museum, and will explain the motivation behind this incredible scientific opportunity.
Drawing on ancient Indian mythology and a childhood lived in a racially charged 1960s small-town Britain, British-born Molly A.K. Shinhat uses stories to see and understand Bharti Kher’s work. The stories challenge and pose questions about culture, women and their lives, and strike up conversations about social and political taboos surrounding the representation of art.
The various spiritual, gender and duality-based concepts in Cloudwalker will be dissected by Yen-Chao Lin through performance art. The artist will be using the body as a tool of resistance and a vehicle to express and communicate.
The interactive visits will be offered at 6 PM and 8 PM. Both are bilingual, with whisper translation in English or French available upon request.
Reservations required: [email protected]