Tate Modern is currently hosting the first UK survey of the work of Mona Hatoum, which opens to the public today. But what are critics making of it?
The Guardian: *** Adrian Searle found that: “Electrified, but not always electrifying, this survey of Hatoum’s art takes us from from early drawings and documentation of performances to 2014.”
The Telegraph:**** Mark Hudson was enthusiastic about the exhibition saying: ” Hatoum’s best pieces have the clarity and power to stand on their own terms, as statements, not only about the Middle East, but about what it is to be human in the world today.”
Evening Standard: ***** Ben Luke wrote that: “this show is at once captivating and unsettling.”
The Upcoming: ***** Anna Souter commented: “The result is 14 rooms of thought-provoking and visually captivating work.”
The exhibition reflects on 35 years of the artist’s career, focusing on her poetic and radical thinking that is expressed through a wide range of media such as early performances and video, sculpture, installation, photography and works on paper.
Mona Hatoum’s work is on display at the Tate Modern until the 21st August. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/mona-hatoum.