Hew Locke & Anwar Jalal Shemza | Home Is a Foreign Place | The Met Breuer

Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of works by Anwar Jalal Shemza and Hew Locke in the exhibition Home Is a Foreign Place: Recent Acquisitions in Context, at the Met Breuer, New York.


This exhibition will present a diverse group of paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos made between 1944 and 2016 by artists from across the globe. Highlighting recent acquisitions in new areas of expertise from Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, alongside existing icons from The Met’s collection, this thematic exhibition will ask viewers to reconsider what it means to make a home in the world, whether by chance, necessity, or choice.


Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Artcommented: “The notion of ‘home’ is complicated and associative; it evokes space, place, and belonging as well as absence, fragility, and sometimes trauma. This exhibition takes that complexity as its foundation, using art to pose critical questions about national identity, political agency, and cultural displacement. As such, Home Is a Foreign Place is a fitting coda to the ambitious, international program we have developed at The Met Breuer.”



Hew Locke & Anwar Jalal Shemza

Home Is a Foreign Place 

The Met Breuer

945 Madison Avenue,

New York

NY 10021



9 April 2019 - June 2020


For more information please click here.

March 22, 2019