The Liverpool Biennial 2012 presents work by 242 artists in 27 locations. The festival takes place in galleries, museums and sites across the city and includes a dynamic programme of talks, events, screenings and family activities.
Mona Hatoum’s work interrogates the politics embedded in even the most mundane of objects and the politics of body. By means of sculpture, installation and video, the artist reveals the subtext ingrained in the form and usage of utensils and everyday materials. Displacement, variations in scale and size, as well as unorthodox associations are amongst the strategies that the artist uses to remind the viewer that each object is culturally, socially and politically charged. In a sense, Hatoum suggests that nothing and no one is innocent.
A selection of recent works, some of which have never been seen in the UK, will be exhibited in several spaces of the Cunard Building where the viewer will be confronted by unusual mappings of the world and most importantly, ideas of cultural dominance and political ignorance.
Mona Hatoum at the Liverpool Biennial 2012
The Cunard Building
Open daily: 10am - 6pm
15 September - 25 November 2012
Mona Hatoum Afghan (red and black) 2008 Wool
© Mona Hatoum Courtesy White Cube