Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace

The Roof Garden Commission

Shanay Jhaveri, Ed Halter, and Sheena Wagstaff

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May 8, 2018
64 pages, 4 5/16 x 7 1/4
40 color illus.
ISBN: 9781588396464
PB with Poster Jacket

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Distributed by Yale University Press

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.

Shanay Jhaveri is assistant curator andSheena Wagstaff is Leonard A. Lauder Chairman in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed Halter is founder and director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn, New York. 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
(04/16/18–10/28/18)

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Dan Graham
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Unfinished
Thoughts Left Visible

Kelly Baum, Andrea Bayer, and Sheena Wagstaff

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Cornelia Parker
The Roof Garden Commission

Beatrice Galilee and Sheena Wagstaff

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Danny Lyon
Message to the Future

Julian Cox; With Elisabeth Sussman, Alexander Nemerov, Dani

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Edvard Munch
Between the Clock and the Bed

Edited by Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, and Sheena Wagsta

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