Huma Bhabha: Corks and Tires
Published to accompany her exhibition at Salon 94, Huma Bhabha’s (born 1962) latest catalogue includes sculpture and works on paper from the past three years, including images of the artist’s presentation at MoMA PS1 in 2012, Unnatural Histories, and at the Venice Biennale in 2015. A sculptor first and foremost, the Pakistan-born, New York–based artist creates her works out of materials such as Styrofoam, clay, wire and scraps of construction material, combining figuration with abstract motifs to create post-apocalyptic-looking creatures. Bhabha’s works on paper are an equally haunting combination of modernist abstraction and representation; in vibrant colors, her figures are both fantastical and Picasso-esque. With nearly 250 images and essays by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn and David Levi Strauss, this new hardcover is an essential monograph on Bhabha, whose concerns with war, colonialism and displacement are increasingly felt across borders.