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We Come In Peace by Huma Bhabha

May 1, 2018 to October 28, 2018 | 10:00am – 9:00pm

Bhabha describes her sculptures as “characters” “that, through their materiality, rough construction, and references to the history of sculpture, become rich screens for projections of psychological depth.” All of her sculptures incorporate art-historical references.

We Come in Peace by Poughkeepsie-based artist, Huma Bhabha arrived on The Roof Garden of the MET this week. This site-specific installation addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Her ‘haunting figures’ were created using found materials such as clay, Styrofoam, cork and cast in bronze.

Her fondness for science-fiction and horror films have contributed to her artistic thought-process. In fact, the title of this installation ~ We Come in Peace ~ is taken from a line in the 1951 sci-fi film, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still.’

Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace will be on view from April 17 through October 28, 2018 on The Met’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This is the sixth in a series of site-specific commissions for the outdoor space.

Cost: General admission is $25 for adults; $17 for seniors; $12 for students; and free for Members, Patrons, and children under 12. General admission tickets include exhibitions and are valid for three consecutive days at The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Open Seven Days a Week: Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*; Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*.

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