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.