A comprehensive exploration into 35 years of Hatoum’s work in Britain is on view at Tate Modern. From her early performance and video works to her sculpture and large-scale installation, her work creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities, and often making the familiar uncanny. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, she engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.
Image Credit: Mona Hatoum, “Performance Still” (764 x 1136mm), 1985, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and the Tate Modern Gallery.