Hector Zamora, Lattice Detour | The Met Roof Garden Commission

Hector Zamora, Lattice Detour | The Met Roof Garden Commission

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Situated atop The Met and surrounded by the Manhattan skyline, the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden has provided unparalleled inspiration to artists invited to create site-specific artworks for this setting. This year, we are delighted to present a provocative commission by Héctor Zamora. An artist who engages with public spaces and the built environment, Zamora uses a modest material to interrupt and refocus how visitors interact with this beloved space, creating a meditation on movement, transparency, and interference. Manifesting itself as a protective wall, curved artwork, and permeable screen, Lattice Detour is a transformative and charged intervention for our signature roof
garden location.
Initiated by Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, and organized by Iria Candela, Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, Zamora’s work joins a distinguished group of annual commissions for this site. We are deeply grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies for its support of this visionary project, and its continued dedication to The Met’s modern and contemporary program.
We also extend our thanks to Met Trustee Cynthia Hazen Polsky and her husband, Leon B. Polsky, for their renewed contribution to this year’s Roof Garden Commission. Finally, our appreciation goes to the Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh Publications Fund for its support of this publication.
Max Hollein
Director
The Metropolitan Museum of Art