Ilaria Bernardi

  • picks November 22, 2019

    Huma Bhabha

    For her first exhibition in Rome, Huma Bhabha merges past with future; archaeological remains with science-fiction utopias; and spare, light, soft materials with conceptually rich, heavy, hard forms. The show’s title, “The Company,” refers to the 1941 Jorge Luis Borges story “La lotería en Babilonia” (The Lottery in Babylon)in which an imaginary society is ruled by a lottery directed by the “Company,” an unknown entity that randomly doles out rewards and punishments to its constituents. Bhabha evokes the terrifying power of that consortium with a procession of totemic sculptural figures in