Subjective Histories of Sculpture II: Huma Bhabha

SculptureCenter at The New School Mon 11 Feb 2008 6.30PM-8.30PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $5, free for SculptureCenter members, all students, and New School faculty, staff and alumni with valid ID
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SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, presents a series of three lectures that explore how contemporary artists think about sculpture- its history, conventions, and legacies. Three artists at various stages of their careers have been invited to present their own take on art history. The first of the three presenters is Huma Bhabha. Born in Pakistan in 1962, she gained widespread recognition for her raw sculptural forms that evoke primeval, ritualistic personages, or conversely, inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic world. Her sculptures combine organic, traditional materials with industrial products and the ready-made. Bhabha's practice occupies the space where the amorphous and the material collide; her figures seem to point to the very materials that compose them, while toying with histories of representation in a moment of suspended time. Huma Bhabha's work was featured in USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2006), as well as Greater New York 2005 at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center. She lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.