Héctor Zamora: Lattice Detour
August 29, 2020 - December 7, 2020
The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
1000 5th Ave,
New York, NY 10028

Kicking off the Met’s highly anticipated reopening, Zamora’s New York solo debut brings a curved, gridded brick wall to the museum’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Referencing celosía walls common throughout Middle Eastern and African architecture, Lattice Detour features terracotta bricks made from Mexican earth and laid out in a lattice-like construction, with thousands of hollow squares framing views of the New York skyline. In doing so, the sculpture stands as a monument to openness at a time when walls, especially those along the U.S.-Mexico border, carry unsavory political overtones. 

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