I have an idea as to what I want to achieve at the end, but because of the way I work, each mark will lead to the next, or each cut. It’s not that I have no idea, but sometimes what happens is interesting, and you’re not sure: “Well, this is how I thought I was going to do it, but this looks better.” As a visual artist, what I’m really interested in, at the end of the day, is how it looks. If I need to do something radical, I will so that the final experience is a good one. — Huma Bhabha*
Bhabha—whose work “embraces a post-modern hybridity that spans centuries, geographies, art historical traditions, and cultural associations”—is in Los Angeles this week to give the UCLA Department of Art Lecture. See link below for details.
HUMA BHABHA—UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE
Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 pm
Billy Wilder Theater—Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
*Hettie Judah, “Huma Bhabha: Interview,” Studio International, October 18, 2020, online.
Huma Bhabha, Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico, February 12, 2022–December 31, 2022, from top: Untitled, 2022, terracotta, acrylic, sand, plywood, and concrete; Huma Bhabha, photograph courtesy of the artist, Fundación Casa Wabi, and David Kordansky Gallery; Untitled, 2022, terracotta, acrylic, sand, plywood, and concrete; Huma Bhabha, Fundación Casa Wabi, installation view. Artwork photographs by Diego Berruecos, © Huma Bhabha, courtesy of the artist, Fundación Casa Wabi, and David Kordansky Gallery.