Gallery artist Huma Bhabha features in the exhibition FIGURES FROM THE NEW WORLD at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. The gallery is extending its collection of contemporary figurative sculptures with the works of David Altmejd, Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Ohad Meromi, Thomas Houseago. All the artists create large, traditional sculptures, for which they use lo-fi materials, such as plaster, plywood and concrete, or even recycled industrial waste. While the 21-century art is dominated by conceptual strategies, and artistic language by multimedia, these massive figures resembling ritual totems might pass for an artistic novelty. As the history of art shows, every new artistic fashion very often refers to past times. The artists presented at the exhibition return in their works to their very essence, to the traditional role of the artist and physical significance of the work of art.
The exhibition is curated by Fabio Cavallucci and Agnieszka Tarasiuk. Workshops for students of the Academy of Fine Arts will be conducted by Ohad Meromi.
The exhibition runs until 26 August 2012.