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April 17, 2018 to October 28, 2018


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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Huma Bhabha: We Come in Peace

The Roof Garden Commission: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace. Installation view, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018. © Huma Bhabha, courtesy of the artist and Salon 94. Photograph by Hyla Skopitz

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.