Mona Hatoum

September 15 – November 13, 2022



Portrait of Mona Hatoum, London studio 2019 © Photo: Mizuho Miyazaki & The Japan Art Association, The Sankei Shimbun
Curators: Marius Babias, Kathrin Becker, Julia Wallner

With the exhibition
Mona Hatoum, three Berlin institutions present the multifaceted work of Mona Hatoum (* 1952 in Beirut, lives in London) in the first large-scale survey of her work in Germany. The three-part exhibition opens in September at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (14.9.2022 – 13.11.2022), KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (18.9.2022 – 14.5.2023), and Georg Kolbe Museum (14.9.2022 – 8.1.2023). The influence of Hatoum’s works on current discourses on body politics and migration, as well as the emergence of new sculptural tendencies in contemporary art will be addressed.

Hatoum is one of the most important and influential artists of the present day. Her performances, videos, photographs, sculptures, and installations examine issues of displacement, marginalization, and state violence – themes she explores against the backdrop of her own biography and current developments in society. The exhibition at n.b.k. focuses on Hatoum’s preoccupation with physical and psychological traces of structural repression, made manifest through intimate scenes and global scenarios. Hatoum transforms objects from the domestic sphere into objects of potential threat and uses cartographic formats to address the fluctuation of people through flight and migration.