Mona Hatoum: Interior Landscape – 2009
Traditional and familiar home items are manipulated by Mona Hatoum to become ambiguous and dangerous messages that reveal an inner state of confusion and conflict
Held at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice and made possible thanks to the partnership of Fondazione Furla, this major and complex solo exhibition by Mona Hatoum called Interior Landscape, coincided with the opening of the 53rd Venice Biennale. It showcased Mona Hatoum’s states of confusion, uncertainty and conflict channeled through the use of everyday objects, transformed in unknown and mysterious sculptures. To wit, the artist created a home-area where familiar daily items such as chairs, beds and kitchen utensils shed their reassuring and protective aura becoming disturbing, “foreigner”, destabilizing through her manipulations that transformed their simple shapes into dangerous and ambiguous messages.
4 June - 20 September 2009
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 5252