These days Hatoum is better know for her installations, which transform familiar objects into much more threatening counterparts. Exhibited at her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2016, were, among other things, a partition screen, which looked very much like a giant cheese grater, its scale making it appear like an instrument of torture. Hatoum also uses maps to convey ideas of global tensions. Hot Spot (2017) a term used to describe volatile areas of conflict, takes the form of a globe constructed from steel, in which the countries of the world are outlined in neon red tubing. The whole world, she is saying, has the potential to be a conflict zone.
In the first exhibition since her Tate retrospective, Hatoum is bringing together a collection of recent works, many of which are made from heavy, industrial materials. She has drawn inspiration again from maps with a large-scale glass piece, set to be suspended from the ceiling of the White Cube’s 9x9x9 gallery. Also on display will be an expanded version of Hatoum’s installation Quarters, in which an array of steel bunk beds are assembled to form the shape of a cross. This promises to be thought-provoking show.
|What||Mona Hatoum, White Cube, Bermondsey|
|Where||White Cube Bermondsey, 144-152 Bermondsey Street , London, SE1 3TQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||London Bridge (underground)|
12 Sep 19 – 03 Nov 19, Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm
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