Tate Modern Announces First Retrospective for Mona Hatoum

Tate Modern has announced that it will be presenting the first major exhibition in the UK examining the life and career of the artist Mona Hatoum next year.

Opening at the gallery from the 4th May 2016 until the 21st August 2016, this new display will reflect on 35 years of her poetic and radical thinking work that was expressed in a wide variety of media.
04._mona_hatoum_-_cellules_detail_c_courtesy_of_the_artist_and_galerie_chantal_crousel_paris_c_photo                                                 Cellules (detail), 2012-2013
© Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Chantal Crousel,                                            Paris© Photo Sébastien Normand

It will feature over 100 pieces of her work from the 1980’s to the present day, including video, sculpture, installation and photography.

Hatoum is best known for her large-scale installations and sculptures that challenge the formality of Minimalism and Surrealism to expose a world characterised by conflicts and contradictions.

The artist was born in Beirut in 1952 to a Palestinian family, settling in England in 1975 after war broke out in Lebanon. She has been nominated in Turner Prize in 1995 and received the Joan Miro Prize in 2011 and will be awarded the Hiroshima Art Prize in 2017.

Her work explores the body and she is known for referencing its vulnerability and resilience, particularly through her installation pieces. But furniture and other objects also feature heavily in her work, often modified and enhanced to explore the line between the familiar and the uncanny.


Mona Hatoum will be on display to the public at Tate Modern from the 4th May to the 21st August 2016, with tickets going on sale shortly. 



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