Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace: The Roof Garden Commission

Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace: The Roof Garden Commission
Library Shelf Location 18.BHAB
Publication Date 2018

A compact volume that illuminates the work of Huma Bhabha and chronicles her piece for the 2018 Met Roof Garden commission

Often described as “post apocalyptic,” the work of Pakistani sculptor Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) responds to the violence and turmoil in the world around her through depictions of anthropomorphic figures that often appear to be dismembered, melted, or dissected. This compact volume, accompanying a site-specific installation at the Metropolitan Museum’s Roof Garden, features an interview with the artist that provides new insight into her diverse influences. Essays discuss the impact of cinema and science fiction on Bhabha’s sculpture, explore art historical connections, and illuminate the artist’s process and oeuvre over the past 20 years. Like the installation, this book—the sixth in a series devoted to the Met’s Roof Garden Commissions—connects Bhabha’s contemporary practice to both art history and global current events.

ISBN 9781588396464
Quantity 1
Pages 64 pages: 184 x 110mm
Format Paperback
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Related Artist Huma Bhabha
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Public/Landscape Art
Language English

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