• Mona Hatoum

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago)
    220 East Chicago Avenue
    July 19–September 21, 1997

    In this first American survey of Mona Hatoum’s work, evidence of the much publicized facts that the artist is of Palestinian descent, was born in Lebanon and exiled from Beirut, and now lives in England can be found in Measure of Distance, a 1988 video of her family with a voice-over of Hatoum reading from her mother’s letters. Corps Estranger, a 1994 video of her body—both inside and out—that is projected onto the walls and floor of a large circular booth, is perhaps more typical of Hatoum’s evocative, surreal creations. A full-color catalogue, written by in-house curator Jessica Morgan, documents this show, which features Hatoum’s recent installation, video, sculpture, and photographic work. July 19-Sept. 21; travels to the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Dec. 4-Feb. 22, 1998