Until 1 September 2014
Works by Mona Hatoum will feature in M – Museum Leuven’s exhibition on the destruction of art and culture in times of conflict. We are confronted every day with the reality of how vulnerable culture is in conflict, and crimes against culture have been depicted in art for centuries; in classical and popular art; in realistic and symbolic representations. Reflections and interventions by contemporary artists will therefore be juxtaposed with artworks from the past, entering into dialogue in the exhibition spaces at M.
The work of old masters such as Henri met de Bles, Michael Sweerts, Pietro da Cortona and William Turner will be displayed beside works by modernists like Floris Jespers and contemporary productions, such as Mona Hatoum’s installation Bunker (2011), a group of steel constructions suggesting damaged and burned modernist buildings, evoking post-war Beirut.
'Mona Hatoum: M – Museum Leuven'
Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28
B - 3000 Leuven
tel+ 32 16 27 29 29
Monday – Tuesday and Friday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Installation view Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict, M – Museum Leuven, 2014 (Bunker 2011 © Mona Hatoum) Photo: Dirk Pauwels