The Fundation Joan Miró and the La Caixa Foundation introduce Mona Hatoum’s first exhibition in Barcelona

The jury of the 2011 Joan Miró Prize awarded Palestinian-British artist Mona Hatoum for her ability to connect personal experience with universal values.
Projection, curated by Martina Millà in close collaboration with Mona Hatoum, is the artist’s first monographic exhibition in Barcelona. The show includes close to forty pieces from the last twenty years, with a stronger presence of recent work. Its aim is to open up our view of this artist and place her beyond the geopolitical references that have become practically synonymous with her production.

© Mona Hatoum

Among the forty-odd pieces in the show, the artist presents Turbulence, specifically created for the Barcelona exhibition, and Web, shown for the first time in Spain. With this collection of installations, videos, sculptures, and photographs, Projection aims to subtly stretch the semantic field that we usually identify with Hatoum to open up new possibilities, glean new meanings and lead viewers towards a complex, renewed interpretation of her universe and her vast body of work. The exhibition attempts to show an artist who establishes a dialogue with movements in modern art such as surrealism, minimalism, arte povera, body art, land art, or site-specific art.

The exhibition’s itinerary creates a series of contrasts between the pieces to highlight these relationships. A catalogue with a text by Catherine de Zegher and images of the pieces will be presented along with the exhibition.

Site: Fundation Joan Miró

Title: Projection

Place: Fundation Joan Miró

City: Barcelona

Country: Spain

Date: 22/06 – 24/09/2012


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