Huma Bhabha: Unnatural Histories

When 18 Nov 2012 - 1 Apr 2013
Where MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
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Huma Bhabha, Thot and Scribe (detail), 2012. Mixed media. Courtesy of the Artist and Salon 94, NY

November 18 2012 – April 1 2013

Opening Reception: November 18

Sunday Sessions:
2pm R.E.H Gordon presents Center for Experimental Lectures
4pm Matt Connors in conversation with Curator Peter Eleey
5pm Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem’s Album Release

Press Release:

Huma Bhabha (American, b. Karachi, Pakistan, 1962) is known for her engagement with the human figure and for her use of found materials, working primarily in sculpture. Often tending towards the grotesque, Bhabha’s sculptural works and photo-based drawings feature bodies that appear dissected and dismembered, but one can likewise view them as monuments to human life reclaimed from the detritus of a post-apocalyptic landscape. Incorporating materials like Styrofoam, animal bones and clay, Bhabha creates figures that feel unstable and ephemeral. Insistently contemporary, they nevertheless recall classical figurative traditions across a range of cultures and historical periods, typifying a strand of neo-primitivism that has arisen in the past decade.

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