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Mona Hatoum

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Product code: 9780714836607
$45.00
Mona Hatoum creates events, videos, sculptures and installations that relate to the body, to language, and to the condition of exile. While her video work is often visceral and emotive, her sculptures and environments are ultra cool and minimal in their aesthetic. They often mimic domestic or institutional furniture, yet their designs and materials have a threatening edge. This book surveys all her work up to 1997, ranging from early performances, through to her videos, objects, and full-scale environments. The distinguished art critic Guy Brett explores key themes around a sense of place, the body, and communication that emerge from Hatoum's range of work. The artist describes a chronology of practice in conversation with Michael Archer, writer, curator, and co-founder of London's Audio Arts sound archive. Director of the Kanaal Art Foundation Catherine de Zegher makes a complex and provocative analysis of "Recollection," a work she commissioned for a sixteenth-century beguinage. Hatoum has chosen a text by the influential Palestinian author Edward Said as well as a statement from the noted Italian post-war sculptor and performance artist Piero Manzoni. The book also includes Hatoum's own notes, statements, and interviews.

Paperback. 160 pages. Published by Phaidon.
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