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“It’s the first time I’ve had so much of my work in one space together, and work that goes back a long time now. To see so much of it in the same space is… I’m still getting used to it!” —Huma Bhabha

Sculptor Huma Bhabha (b. 1962, Karachi) enjoyed an acclaimed run in the summer of 2018 with her rooftop commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, We Come in Peace – through May 27, 2019. She is now featured in the largest yet survey of her work They Live, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Continuing on the sci-fi-esque theme from her Met rooftop commission, Bhabha’s otherworldly and grotesque sculptures and drawings reflect on the disorienting and disquieting effects of humanity in our modern age.

For this video, the ICA Boston visited Bhabha in her Poughkeepsie, NY studio and at the foundry where her bronze sculptures are cast, to discuss her practice, and for a behind-the-scenes look specifically at the creation of the bronze work Benaam (2018) – one of the figures in We Come in Peace.

Museums

3:05

MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

3:37

MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

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MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

2:52

MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

3:18

GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

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GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

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GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
3:45

GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
3:49

GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

3:20

VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

2:12

STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

3:33

STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

3:43

STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

4:12

VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

11:52

LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

2:32

COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

20:49

LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

4:51

COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

7:53

VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

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MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

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MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

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MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

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MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

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MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code