Exactly a month ago, my best friend and I jumped across the puddle to Helsinki with Tallinn Art School to visit museums and see a few exhibitions. One of my favorites was Mona Hatoum’s exhibition at the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, some of which I caught on camera. Here are some pictures of only some of her installations. And of my friend.
I loved this exhibition, because all of the installations and pieces were open to interpretation – a form of art, which the viewer becomes a part of. If you decide to visit one of her exhibitions, you will not only see her installations, but also her performances, caught on tape or as a collage of pictures and paragraphs. Her work can be interpreted as a commentary on politics, a description of the human body, studies of gender, or all of the aforementioned, but that’s ultimately for you to decide.
I read her name wrong the first time, Mona Haotum instead of Hatoum. I think it speaks for itself. And I also think that it makes a lot of sense.