Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma - Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis

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The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presents Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma, the first major U.S. exhibition of Hatoum's work in over 20 years. Organized by the Menil Collection, in Houston, Texas, where it was on view earlier this year, Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma will include more than 30 sculptures and installations by the London-based Hatoum (b. 1952), installed throughout the Pulitzer galleries. The Pulitzer Arts Foundation presentation is organized by Curator Tamara H. Schenkenberg.



















 




















 





























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Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma
Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis (United States)
06.04 - 11.08.2018


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Hatoum creates work that evokes the growing unease of a world that seems ever-expanding and as technologically networked as it is politically fractured by war and exile. Since the late 1980s, her sculptures and installations have been grounded in questions about how shifting geography and institutional structures can redefine our understanding of “home,” as she investigates place and the body through a minimalist language of form and a wide range of materials, from glass and steel to light and sand.


Pulitzer Director Cara Starke states, “Mona Hatoum is one of the most important international artists of our day, and we are delighted to collaborate with the Menil Collection to bring her work to St. Louis. With a thoughtful and poetic use of form and material, Hatoum offers nuanced perspectives on universal human questions. Probing ideas of home, borders, and political upheaval, her practice is particularly relevant to our contemporary moment of global migration, displacement, and political uncertainty.”


About Mona Hatoum

Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Hatoum studied at the Byam Shaw and the Slade Schools of Art in London, where she settled after having been stranded because of the outbreak of the Lebanese Civil War in 1975 while on a short visit to the city. Over the past 40 years, her work has been presented in major exhibitions around the world, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, among other institutions. Hatoum was nominated for the 1995 Turner Prize and has been included in important group exhibitions such as Documenta, Kassel, in 2002 and 2017, and the 1995 and 2005 Venice Biennales. In 2011, Hatoum was awarded the Joan Miró Prize by Fundacio Joan Miró.







 
















 







Mona Hatoum, Grater Divide, 2002. Mild steel, 80 inches x variable width and depth. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds donated by the Linde Family Foundation. © Mona Hatoum. Image courtesy of White Cube. Photo: Iain Dickens



Mona Hatoum, Grater Divide, 2002. Mild steel, 80 inches x variable width and depth. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds donated by the Linde Family Foundation. © Mona Hatoum. Image courtesy of White Cube. Photo: Iain Dickens

Exhibition April 6 - August 11, 2018. Pulitzer Arts Foundation, 3716 Washington Boulevard - St. Louis, MO 63108 (United States).  T +1 314 754 1850. Hours: Wednesday–Saturday 10am–5pm, Friday 10am–8pm.


Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma - Pulitzer Art Foundation, St. Louis

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