Mona Hatoum

by Catherine Grenier

Hardcover, 2010




Vancouver, B.C.: Rennie Collection, (2010)


A revised and expanded edition of one the most popular titles in the Contemporary Artists Series Born in Lebanon, Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum was exiled to London, where she has lived and worked since the mid-1970s. Through performance, video, sculpture, and installation, she creates architectonic spaces that relate to the body, language, and the condition of exile as well as transforming everyday, domestic objects into things foreign, threatening, and dangerous. Often exquisitely beautiful, Hatoum's works combine states of emotion and longing with the formal simplicity of Minimalism, creating powerful evocations of displacement, denial, and otherness.

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LibraryThing member MeisterPfriem
Mona Hatoum is one of the most important contemporary artists and one of my favourite. This volume presents her work up to 1997 in numerous photographs. It includes interviews by Michael Archer, Sara Diamond and Claudia Spinelli, assessments of her work by Guy Brett and Catherine de Zegher, selected extracts of texts relevant to her work by Piero Manzoni and Edward W. Said, a Chronology and Bibliography. The reproductions are well presented, the information detailed and comprehensive. One of my most favourite works of hers, Measures of Distance (1988), is available on YouTube. (VI-10)… (more)


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