Pakistani artist selected to showcase masterpieces at New York museum

February 5, 2018
Samaa Web Desk

NEW YORK: Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha will be displaying her talent at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The art exhibition, which is held on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the most exciting and happening events, which is held in the spring season.

According to New York Times, Bhabha was picked to showcase her talent which will be exhibited from April 17 through October 28 this year.

Assistant Curator of South Asian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Shanay Jhaveri said, “Huma Bhabha’s work is powerful and arresting, informed by a deep and sophisticated engagement with art history, architectural space, an interest in popular iconographies and keenly responsive to political narratives, both historic and current.”

For the multipart installation, “We Come in Peace,” Ms. Bhabha has “choreographed a dramatic mise en scene” of monumental sculptures, Jhaveri added.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially “the Met,” is the largest art museum in the United States.

Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha currently resides in Poughkeepsie, New York. She works on themes including displacement, war and colonialism and creates her masterpieces with everyday items and materials.

Story first published: 5th February 2018