Héctor Zamora drops an architectural barrier on the Met’s roof

Although deploying four months later than normal (due to an obvious, unforeseen roadblock), the Metropolitan Museum of Arthas revealed its 2020 Roof Garden commission, tapping Mexican artist Héctor Zamora to drop a timely intervention across the New York City institution’s outdoor terrace.

Lattice Detour will open to the public tomorrow, August 29, when the Met’s main building on 5th Avenue reopens for the first time since the institution’s shut its doors in March. The piece will remain up through December 7, 2020, potentially giving viewers the unprecedented chance to enjoy a so-called summer sculpture in the snow.

“Using modest material, Hector Zamora’s Lattice Detour interrupts and refocuses how visitors interact with this beloved space, situated atop The Met and surrounded by the Manhattan skyline, creating a meditation on movement, transparency, and interference,” said Met director Max Hollein in a press release from the museum. “Manifesting itself as a protective wall, curved artwork, and permeable screen, Lattice Detour is a transformative, charged, and timely intervention.”

This article was originally published by archpaper.com.