Thursday, July 14, 2011

Anderson Ranch Arts Center hosts Huma Bhabha as Featured Artist Lecturer Art Coloradao

Anderson Ranch Arts Center hosts Huma Bhabha as Featured Artist Lecturer

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Snowmass Village, CO – As part of the 2011 FEATURED ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES, Anderson Ranch Arts Center is proud to host Huma Bhabha. Bhabha will present a lecture on her work and the inspiration behind it on Thursday, July 21 at 12:30 pm in Schermer Meeting Hall.

The FEATURED ARTISTS LECTURE SERIES is free and open to the public; seat reservation is required. To reserve seats email or call 970/923-3181.


Huma Bhabha
Huma Bhabha is a Pakistani-born artist who lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York. Though originally trained in two-dimensional mediums, Bhabha is best known for her sculptures that address universal themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of home.  Since she began exhibiting her sculptures in 1993, her works have evolved from vaguely biomorphic floor pieces into assemblage-based masks, heads andfull-length figures that often reside on elaborated plinths.  Bhabha constructs her work from discarded construction materials, found objects, and inexpensive media such as clay, chicken wire, leaves, Styrofoam, metal chains, paint, and wood.  Her meticulous figurative fabrications are grotesque and often entropic, evoking mystery as well as a sense of suspended creation and decomposition.

Bhabha was included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and was a recipient of the 2008 Emerging Artist Award at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Connecticut).  She has exhibited internationally in Europe, Mexico and Pakistan.  Her work is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), the Saatchi Gallery (London), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (Kansas).


Anderson Ranch is proud present to the 2011 Featured Artists Lectures Series featuring an exceptionally exciting schedule of world-class, internationally recognized artists and leaders in their fields to speak in public lectures at the Ranch. The Featured Artists Lecture series is sponsored in part by Citi Private Bank.

Throughout its history, Anderson Ranch Arts Center has hosted many leading contemporary artists, distinguishing itself as an international center for critical discourse and creative discovery. Acclaimed artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Bill Viola and the Starn Twins come to the Ranch as faculty, visiting artists, visiting critics and/or lecturers to participate in the exceptional Anderson Ranch community and programs that generate open and passionate exchange.


Thursday, June 23, 12:30 pm
Enrique Martínez Celaya

Wednesday, June 29, 7 pm
Wangechi Mutu

Thursday, June 30, 12:30 pm
Enrique Chagoya

Thursday, July 7, 5 pm
Laurie Simmons & Carroll Dunham

Wednesday, July 13, 7 pm
Judy Pfaff

Thursday, July 14, 12:30 pm
Shana & Robert ParkeHarrison

Tuesday, July 19, 7 pm
Ross Bleckner

Thursday, July 21, 12:30 pm
Huma Bhabha

Wednesday, August 3, 7 pm
Fred Tomaselli

Wednesday, August 10, 7 pm
Ursula von Rydingsvard

Friday, August 12, 12:30 pm
Theaster Gates Performance

2011 Featured Lecture Series Sponsored in part by Citi Private Bank

This activity is supported by funding from the Colorado Creative Industries Division, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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