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Huma Bhabha
Cristiana Perrella

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6pm
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
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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

Huma Bhabha, Untitled, 2019 © Huma Bhabha

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Installation view, Huma Bhabha: The Company, Gagosian, Rome, September 19–December 14, 2019. Artwork © Huma Bhabha

Tour

Huma Bhabha
The Company

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3pm
Gagosian, Rome

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

Huma Bhabha, Receiver, 2019 © Huma Bhabha

Public Installation

Frieze Sculpture 2019

July 3–October 6, 2019
Regent’s Park, London
www.frieze.com

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

Chris Burden, Documentation of Selected Works 1971–74, 1971–75 (still) © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Screening

Videocittà VideoArt Week
Chris Burden

November 19–27, 2019
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
www.videocitta.com

Videocittà, a festival celebrating moving images, presents VideoArt Week. The contemporary art program will show the work of eighty artists, including Chris Burden, over the course of nine days and includes screenings, as well as meetings with artists, curators, and art critics. Burden’s Documentation of Selected Works 1971–74 will be screened on Tuesday, November 19, from 11am to 8pm. The event is free to attend.

Chris Burden, Documentation of Selected Works 1971–74, 1971–75 (still) © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Huma Bhabha during the installation of Huma Bhabha: The Company at Gagosian, Rome, September 2019.

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