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Huma Bhabha: Four Nights of a Dreamer, 2018 (detail) Cork, Styrofoam, Acrylic, And Oil Stick, With Lacquered Wood Pedestal Overall: 74 1/2 X 36 X 36 Inches (189.2 X 91.4 X 91.4 Cm)
They Live

100 Northern Avenue
02210 Boston
MA
US
March 23rd - May 27th
Opening: March 23rd 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.icaboston.org/
EMAIL:  
crandall@icaboston.org
PHONE:  
617-478-3100
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Sat-Sun 10-5; Thu-Fri 10-9; First Fri 10-5

DESCRIPTION

Since the early 1990s, Huma Bhabha (born 1962 in Karachi) has developed a distinct visual vocabulary that draws upon a wide variety of influences, including horror movies, science fiction, ancient artifacts, religious reliquary, and modernist sculpture. The largest survey of the artist’s work to date, Huma Bhabha: They Live encompasses sculpture, drawing, and photography, with a special focus on Bhabha’s engagement with the human figure.

Best known for her sculptures, Bhabha uses a diverse array of natural, industrial, and found materials to make compelling works that engage the arts and histories of diverse cultures. Her work transcends a singular time and place, instead creating an exploration of what she describes as the “eternal concerns” found across all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and memories of home.

Huma Bhabha: They Live will also include drawings, photographs, and prints spanning the past two decades, as well as new works made on the occasion of this exhibition. It will be accompanied by a lushly illustrated scholarly publication.