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Huma Bhabha, ‘Atlas (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
Huma Bhabha, ‘Atlas (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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Huma Bhabha

Atlas (Installation view), 2015

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Huma Bhabha
Pakistani, b. 1962
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Huma Bhabha sculpts poetic assemblages of tactile, unconventional materials, such as Styrofoam, air-dried clay, wire, cork, and construction scraps. Sometimes described as “post-apocalyptic,” Bhabha's pieces thread figuration and abstraction, fusing elements of architecture to form a landscape-like sense of place. Making diverse cultural references, from the cinematography of the Andrei Tarkhovsky's sci-fi classic Stalker (1979) to the architecture of Cambodia’s ancient temples at Angkor Wat, Bhabha’s work transcends specificity to explore the universal, “eternal concerns” of all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and longing. Bhabha often produces pastel drawings and photographs in conjunction with her installations, reworking them in ink to blend uncanny, expressive figuration with Modernist abstraction.

Huma Bhabha, ‘Atlas (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
Huma Bhabha, ‘Atlas (Installation view)’, 2015, 56th Venice Biennale
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About the work
Articles
Exhibition history
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Sculpture
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Photo by Alex John Beck for Artsy.
Huma Bhabha
Pakistani, b. 1962
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Huma Bhabha sculpts poetic assemblages of tactile, unconventional materials, such as Styrofoam, air-dried clay, wire, cork, and construction scraps. Sometimes described as “post-apocalyptic,” Bhabha's pieces thread figuration and abstraction, fusing elements of architecture to form a landscape-like sense of place. Making diverse cultural references, from the cinematography of the Andrei Tarkhovsky's sci-fi classic Stalker (1979) to the architecture of Cambodia’s ancient temples at Angkor Wat, Bhabha’s work transcends specificity to explore the universal, “eternal concerns” of all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and longing. Bhabha often produces pastel drawings and photographs in conjunction with her installations, reworking them in ink to blend uncanny, expressive figuration with Modernist abstraction.

Huma Bhabha

Atlas (Installation view), 2015

Recycled tire
Location
Venice
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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