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Huma Bhabha Related Press

Work in Progress: Huma Bhaba Related Press Work in Progress: Huma Bhaba 27 November 2019, Gagosian Quarterly

Benaam, 'without name,' was always for me a monument to the unnamed victims of ongoing conflict. The black covering is literally a plastic bag covering a body that has expired. The hands stretching out from under the plastic signal a last movement, as does the refuse or tail of rubble—a final expulsion. We Come in Peace, which is also the title...

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Invasion of the Styrofoam monster: the sculpture startling shoppers in Wakefield Related Press Invasion of the Styrofoam monster: the sculpture startling shoppers in Wakefield 19 July 2019, The Guardian

She has commanded the rooftop of New York's Metropolitan Museum, and has exported her distressed sculptures around the world, but only now is the UK waking up to the work of Huma Bhabha. It's not the first time she has been late to the party. 'It took me a long time to get any recognition at all,' says the artist, who was into her 40s before she...

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Preview Art Basel 2019 Related Press Preview Art Basel 2019 7 June 2019, ARTnews

Art Basel 2019 opens to the public on Thursday, June 13, with two preview days, on June 11 and 12. Some 290 galleries from 34 countries will show work at the Swiss fair, which runs through June 16.

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Huma Bhabha at Institute of Contemporary Art Related Press Huma Bhabha at Institute of Contemporary Art 1 June 2019, Art in America

A cast bronze sculpture of a commanding figure enthroned like an Egyptian pharaoh greeted visitors to Huma Bhabha's midcareer survey, They Live. The figure's body—originally modeled in chicken wire, polystyrene foam packing blocks, and wood—had a damaged, incomplete look to it, while the bronze gave it an aura of enduring power.

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Giants Walking: A Conversation with Huma Bhabha Related Press Giants Walking: A Conversation with Huma Bhabha 12 April 2019, Sculpture Magazine

Huma Bhabha does not work with images culled from the Internet; she eschews appropriation and explanatory texts. Perhaps because of her devotion to old-fashioned creativity, Bhabha is rapidly becoming one of the most celebrated contemporary artists. Born in 1962, in Karachi, Pakistan, she came to the United States to study at the Rhode Island...

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Huma Bhabha's Extraterrestrials Land In New York Related Press Huma Bhabha's Extraterrestrials Land In New York 30 May 2018, Frieze

Installed above the Metropolitan Museum of Art's imported bedrooms, ceilings and tombs – above its vitrines and containers full of old porcelain, jewels and weaponry, above Athena Parthenos, Ugolino and his Sons and the Temple of Dendur, and above its archives, where 5,000 years of art and objects have been categorized by period and style and are...

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Portrait of an Artist: Huma Bhabha Related Press Portrait of an Artist: Huma Bhabha 11 April 2018, Vanity Fair

One would never suspect that the commanding, candy-coloured "creature" sculptures, some of which have lived atop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the Whitney and the Saatchi among other important collections,...

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An ice cream topped with a drone is on the Fourth Plinth shortlist Related Press An ice cream topped with a drone is on the Fourth Plinth shortlist 23 January 2017, The Irish News

A recreation of a protective deity destroyed by Islamic State and a sculpture of a scoop of ice cream topped with a drone have been shortlisted for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth. Organisers have now unveiled maquettes of the proposed works, which also include a white robe, to sit on the Fourth Plinth in 2018 and 2020. One of the proposed...

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National Gallery finally takes the Fourth Plinth to its heart Related Press National Gallery finally takes the Fourth Plinth to its heart 19 January 2017, The Art Newspaper

The unveiling at the National Gallery, London, of the five proposals for the next two commissions to fill the vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square presents a typically broad and stimulating range of ideas from global contemporary artists. But it also marks a significant shift in the response to the Fourth Plinth phenomenon at the gallery, on whose...

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'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read Related Press 'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read 10 August 2016, ARTNews

The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,  a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...

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What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Related Press What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' 5 August 2016, Whitewall

Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men  is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery. The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women.  This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men...

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