This edition includes artist’s writings by Mona Hatoum, an interview by Michael Archer, a survey by Guy Brett, an update by Nancy Spector and a contribution by Catherine de Zegher.
About the Artist
Born in Lebanon, Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum was exiled to London, where she has lived and worked since the mid-1970s. Through performance, video, sculpture and installation, she creates architectonic spaces that relate to the body, language and the condition of exile, as well as transforming everyday, domestic objects into things foreign, threatening and dangerous. Often exquisitely beautiful, Hatoum’s works combine states of emotion and longing with the formal simplicity of minimalism, creating powerful evocations of displacement, denial and otherness.
About the Contributors
Michael Archer is an art critic based in London.
Guy Brett is an art critic, curator and lecturer.
Catherine de Zegher is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium.
Nancy Spector is Chief Curator of the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
About the Publisher
Headquartered in London and New York City, Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. Working with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers, Phaidon produces innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books for children.