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Bharti Kher: Ancestor

  • Art, Sculpture
  • Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Upper East Side
In-process image of Ancestor by Bharti Kher, 2022
Photograph: Photo by Chris Roque / Courtesy of the artist, UAP, Chris Roque, Public Art Fund, NY. | In-process image of Ancestor by Bharti Kher, 2022

Time Out says

Stand next to a new 18-foot-tall patinated bronze sculpture called Ancestor at the southeast entrance to Central Park. The colossal artwork depicts a universal mother figure linking our cultural and personal pasts and futures. Adorned with the heads of her 23 children that extend from her body, she embodies multiculturalism, pluralism, and interconnectedness. They manifest a sense of belonging and celebrate the mother as a keeper of wisdom and the eternal source of creation and refuge.

Ancestor is by New Delhi and London-based artist Bharti Kher, and the exhibition is presented by the Public Art Fund. 

See Ancestor for free at Doris C. Freedman Plaza from beginning September 8 through August 27, 2023. 

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


Doris C. Freedman Plaza
Fifth Ave
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at 60th St
Subway: N, Q, R to Fifth Ave–59th St

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