30 July–11 September 2016
Mona Hatoum is included in ‘Refugees’ at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The exhibition brings together the work of 22 world-renowned artists whose backgrounds have been impacted by experiences of conflict, or who have been refugees.
Mona Hatoum often works with domestic objects, as well as objects the West associate with the Arab world, and her work deals with issues of displacement and identity. Bukhara (red) (2007), featured in the exhibition, is a Persian rug with areas stripped away to form a Gall-Peters equal-area world map – one which shows continents in their true relative scale, in contrast to conventional cartography.
Drawing upon 120 years of artistic practice, the exhibition and associated public programmes seek to give a voice to asylum seekers and refugees. Details of forthcoming events can be viewed here.
The exhibition also includes works by Khadim Ali, Frank Auerbach, Christian Boltanski, Yosl Bergner, Judy Cassab, Marc Chagall, Max Ernst, Lucian Freud, Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack, Guo Jian, Anish Kapoor, Inge King, Dinh Q. Lê, Nalini Malani, Helmut Newton, Yoko Ono, Aida Tomescu, Danila Vassilieff, Ai Wei Wei, Ah Xian and Anne Zahalka.
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Mona Hatoum Bukhara (red) (2007) Wool and cotton
© Mona Hatoum. Photo © Jens Ziehe, Berlin Courtesy White Cube