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The Met announces its rooftop art commission for 2018

Howard Halle

By now, the art installations commissioned annually for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's rooftop garden have become as much of a fixture of New York City summers as that goo that leaks out of dumpsters in the heat of August. This year will be no exception: The Met has just announced that Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha has been selected to create the latest site-specific project to accompany the roof's sweeping views of Central Park and Midtown.

Huma Bhabha, installation view, 56th Venice Biennale, All the World’s Futures, Venice, Italy
Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

While details of the work are unavailable, it will be called We Come in Peace, a title that suits the artist's totemic sculptures, which often have an otherworldly, sci-fi presence. The exhibit runs April 17–Oct 28, and if you're a New York State residence, you can get in to see in by paying what you wish.

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