Focus on Mona Hatoum

Conference by Lynn Kodeih

At Saradar Collection Offices

We propose to take a closer look at the practice of Mona Hatoum‭. ‬
Hatoum is an internationally renowned artist‭, ‬born in Beirut to a Palestinian family‭, ‬and who settled in England in 1975‭. ‬She recently had two majors solo exhibitions at Centre Pompidou‭, ‬Paris and Tate Modern‭, ‬London‭.‬
‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Her work is often described as profoundly political and intimately connected with displacement and exile‭. ‬Nevertheless‭, ‬Hatoum’s work engages the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion‭, ‬fear and fascination‭. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

From large-scale installations to intimate objects and performances‭, ‬we will study different facets of the works that raise issues about art‭, ‬power‭, ‬gender and identity‭: ‬subjects that are both personal and universal and that matter to us all‭.