Mona Hatoum
4 May – 21 August 2016
Tate Modern
London

Mona Hatoum creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities. Hot Spot is a steel cage-like neon globe which buzzes with an intense, mesmerising yet seemingly dangerous energy. Elsewhere electricity crackles through household objects, making the familiar uncanny.

This is the first major survey of Hatoum’s work in the UK, covering 35 years from her early radical performances and video pieces, to sculptures and large-scale installations. Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, she settled in England in 1975.

Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.

One of the most important and powerful artists of her generation finally gets the big British show she deserves

The Sunday Times

Exhibition organized by the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in collaboration with Tate Modern and Finnish National Gallery / the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki

More information: www.tate.org.uk

Mona Hatoum Hot Spot III 2009 © Mona Hatoum Photo: Agostino Osio Courtesy Fondazione Querini Onlus, Venice
Mona Hatoum
Hot Spot III 2009
© Mona Hatoum
Photo: Agostino Osio
Courtesy Fondazione Querini Onlus, Venice
Mona Hatoum 'impenetrable' 2009. photography by nicolas mazzei
Mona Hatoum ‘impenetrable’ 2009. photography by nicolas mazzei
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