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By Scott Roberto / May 6, 12:00 AM
Of Gods and Monsters
Huma Bhabha, The Orientalist (detail), 2007/courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York


One of today’s most intriguing artists gets the retrospective treatment at the Institute of Contemporary Art, which hosts Huma Bhabha: They Live through May 27. Born in Pakistan and trained at the Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University, the New York-based Bhabha has made a name for herself crafting what she has described as “instant ruins.” Often using a combination of found materials, and sometimes casting her constructions in bronze, Bhabha references everything from ancient Egyptian sculpture to post-apocalyptic science fiction to create fresh works that nevertheless exude a timeless, if sometimes frightening, quality that still encompass pointed commentary on the world today. Nearly 50 pieces from the past two decades are on view, including the monumental bronze Benaam, which was installed on the roof of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art just last year.

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