Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3pm
Gagosian’s Manuela Cuccuru will lead a tour of the exhibition Huma Bhabha: The Company at Gagosian, Rome, on the occasion of Rome Art Week. This show features new expressive drawings on photographs as well as figurative sculptures carved from cork and Styrofoam, assembled from refuse and clay, or cast in bronze. Probing the tensions between time, memory, and displacement, Bhabha combines references to science fiction, archeological ruins, Roman antiquities, and postwar abstraction as she transforms the human figure into grimacing totems that are both unsettling and darkly humorous. To attend the free event, register at romeartweek.com.
Installation view, Huma Bhabha: The Company, Gagosian, Rome, September 19–December 14, 2019. Artwork © Huma Bhabha
Frieze Sculpture 2019
July 3–October 6, 2019
Regent’s Park, London
Clare Lilley, director of programs at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has selected new and significant sculptures by leading artists around the world to be on view in Regent’s Park. Included in the show is Huma Bhabha’s Receiver (2019), which references ancient sculpture and recent sci-fi, and Tom Sachs’s My Melody (2008), a three-meter-high rendition of the Japanese cartoon character.
Huma Bhabha, Receiver, 2019 © Huma Bhabha
Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6pm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
On the occasion of Huma Bhabha’s first exhibition in Rome, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea will host a conversation between the artist and Cristiana Perrella, director of the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, Italy. The show features expressive drawings on photographs as well as figurative sculptures carved from cork and Styrofoam, assembled from refuse and clay, or cast in bronze, through which Bhabha probes the tensions between time, memory, and displacement. References to science-fiction, archeological ruins, Roman antiquities, and postwar abstraction combine as she transforms the human figure into grimacing totems that are both unsettling and darkly humorous. The event is free and open to the public.
Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2019 © Huma Bhabha
Yorkshire Sculpture International
June 22–September 29, 2019
Various venues, Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival and features a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events, and learning programs. The festival began this year and aims to build on the growing profile of Yorkshire as a cultural destination. Work by Huma Bhabha and Damien Hirst is included.
Damien Hirst, The Hat Makes the Man, 2004–07, installation view, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, June 22–September 29, 2019 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019