Mona Hatoum

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.


Cross of Liberty

This monument, it shines bright blue light in the middle of the night, representing freedom, like the blue sky. This is the memorial for those who fell during the Estonian War of Independence, called the War of Independence Victory Column (Vabadussõja Võidusammas).

It isn’t actually this blue, but it is, at the very least, exactly the way I see it when I look at it – really pretty.


And a purple one. You know. For instagramming purposes.