Already the title, Hanging Garden suggests that this sculptural installation will live and grow whilst being exhibited. With this steadily changing visual invention, Mona Hatoum's sculpture conceptually stands in dialogue with her early performance-based works, which were temporally determined works shown in a public space.
On the occasion of the Gallery Weekend, the daadgalerie presents a sculpture
by Mona Hatoum. From 2 May until 7 June 2008, the work entitled Hanging
Garden, which will continuously change over the course of the exhibition, is
shown in the gallery-space on Zimmerstraße. Already the title, Hanging
Garden suggests that this sculptural installation will live and grow whilst
being exhibited. With this steadily changing visual invention, Mona Hatoum’s
sculpture conceptually stands in dialogue with her early performance-based
works, which were temporally determined works shown in a public space.
The Palestinian / British artist, Mona Hatoum was born in 1952, in Beirut. She studied at the Bayman Shaw School of Art and at the Slade School of Art in London. In the 1980s, she became well-known through her works, which investigated the human body with great intensity. In 1995, she took part in the biennials in Venice and Istanbul. Her work was shown on documenta XI and she showed works on the 51st Venice Biennial and on the 15th Sydney Biennial. In 2007, Mona Hatoum took part in the 3rd Triennial of Auckland.
In 2000, the Tate Britain opened with a solo-exhibition of Mona Hatoum’s work, entitled The Entire World as a Foreign Land. The most comprehensive overview of her work to date was compiled by the Hamburger Kunsthalle (2004). This exhibition travelled to the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall and the Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art (2005). The XIII Biennale Donna in the Palazzo Massari in Ferrara (6 April – 1 June 2008) will be dedicated to the work of Mona Hatoum and will be entitled Undercurrents.
In 2004, Mona Hatoum received the prestigious Sonning Prize (University of Copenhagen) and den Roswitha Haftmann Prize (Zurich). Between 2003 and 2004, she was a guest of the artists-in-Berlin program of the DAAD and since then lives and works in Berlin and London.
Parallel to this exhibition, Mona Hatoum will exhibit sculptural works at Galerie Max Hetzler Temporary on Oudenarder Straße.
Opening: 2 May 2008, 7 – 9pm
Zimmerstr. 90-91 - Berlin