Huma Bhabha (born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) has been selected to create a site-specific installation for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. Bhabha's work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, she creates haunting human figures that hover between abstraction and figuration, monumentality and entropy.
Accompanied by a catalogue.
"This is among the best Met roof sculpture installations since the program began in 1987." —Vulture
"Spare, striking installation" —New Yorker
" . . . An extension of the complex conversation going on downstairs, inside a museum packed with 5,000 years of art history." —New York Times
". . . A powerful pair of imposing sculptures" —Gothamist
"Could this be a monument from some far off future, transported through time via an as-of-yet unknown alien civilization?" —Artnet News
"The aliens have landed. Well, one of them has—and it's on the Met's roof." —New York Post
Additional support is provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.
This catalogue is made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Mary and Louis S. Myers Foundation Endowment Fund.