• Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Arts and Culture

Pakistani-American brings politics to NY’s Met rooftop

By: Sarwar Alam

A Pakistani-American sculptor brings dark times, science fiction and a desire to provoke to New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art for this year’s rooftop installation overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Huma Bhabha’s We Come in Peace depicts a towering 12-foot (3.6-meter), five-headed figure weighing 1.5 tons and an 18-foot long prostrate figure covered in a trash bag and called Benaam, or “without name” in Urdu. The installation, which opened on Tuesday (17), is the sixth annual commission at the illustrious US museum’s roof garden, a popular summer spot that draws nearly half a million visitors every year. Karachi-born Bhabha, who…

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