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Artist In Conversation: Mona Hatoum

Talk

● Fully booked

Wednesday 29 January 2020
6.30 — 7.30pm

Mona Hatoum

©The Japan Art Association - The Sankei Shimbun.

Artist Mona Hatoum offers insight into her career and practice over the last 30 years and discusses how her work encourages people to question the world around them.

British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum works across a diverse range of media, including installation, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper; reflecting on important subjects stemming from the current global condition, systems of confinement, the architecture of surveillance and themes of conflict and displacement.

Her works feature in major contemporary art collections and exhibitions, and she was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1995 and Hepworth Prize for Sculpture in 2018.

In this 50-minute talk Hatoum discusses how her work transforms everyday items into hostile and threatening objects, examining the instability and precariousness of today’s political landscape.The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A with Head of RA Schools, Eliza Bonham-Carter.

In 2019 Mona Hatoum was awarded the Praemium Imperiale in the category of Sculpture. These annual awards, organised by The Japan Art Association, are presented to artists to recognise outstanding creativity and international influence in the five categories of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Music and Theatre/Film.

This event is organised in partnership with The Japan Art Association.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Wednesday 29 January 2020

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£20, £12