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Mona Hatoum: Witness

First solo exhibition in Lebanon, Beirut Art Center, 10 June - 9 September 2010.
May 2010

Beirut Art Center presents the first solo exhibition in Lebanon by the internationally acclaimed artist Mona Hatoum.

Her work addresses notions of displacement, uncertainty and conflict through the use of familiar domestic objects transformed into foreign and sometimes threatening sculptures.

The exhibition, which follows a five-week residency by the artist in Beirut, will feature recent work as well as a number of new works developed especially for Beirut Art Center.

Witness (2009), after which the exhibition is named, is a miniaturized rendition in porcelain of the monument of the Place des Martyres in the centre of Beirut. Turned into an ornament it nevertheless faithfully reproduces the monument’s mutilation by the bullets and shells of the civil war that it 'witnessed'.

Photos of this piece, as well as other works included in the exhibition, like Worry Beads, Misbah, 3-D Cities, and Impenetrable can be seen in the special feature of Nafas Art Magazine:

>> Mona Hatoum: Interior Landscape
Photo tour through the exhibition at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, parallel to the 53rd Venice Biennale 2009.

(From a press release of the organizer)

Mona Hatoum:

10 June -
9 September 2010

Beirut Art Center

Jisr El Wati. Building 13, street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh

9 June, 6 pm

Artist's talk:
11 June 8 pm

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