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 Berlin. The three-part exhibition opens in mid-September at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (15.9.2022 – 13.11.2022), Georg Kolbe Museum (15.9.2022 – 8.1.2023) and KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art (18.9.2022 – 14.5.2023). The influence of Hatoum’s works on current discourses on body politics and displacement, as well as the emergence of new sculptural tendencies in contemporary art will be highlighted. KINDL’s Kesselhaus will feature her entirely new, site-specific installation all of a quiver that takes into consideration the specific properties of the space.

The expansive installation takes advantage of the towering height in the historic boiler house, that measures 20 x 20 x 20 meters, with visible traces of its history as an industrial building. The installation consists of a tall, gridded, metal tube structure resembling the frame of a building in a state of construction or deconstruction. Hatoum’s work makes reference to the upheavals of the present and our precarious and shaky existence – witnessing the collapse of prevailing systems and attempts for renewal and reconstruction.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Cologne, with contributions by Marius Babias, Kathrin Becker and Julia Wallner.

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