Sunday, October 3, 2021

"We Come In Peace"

 Huma Bhabha's monumental bronze sculpture stands near the steps to the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden. It's like an ancient totemic figure, worn by the ages, but also defaced by modern day graffiti. The woman staring at the figure resides on a gigantic scrim that covers the cylindrical facade of the Hirshhorn, which is under renovation. This is Nicholas Party's "Draw the Curtain," an 829 foot artwork-in-the-round. Stand in this particular spot and feel how these two beings, rooted in different ages and cultures, are linked, but also very alone, each in their own way.