Mona Hatoum

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
June 24–September 28

Curated by Christine Van Assche

Twenty-one years have passed since Mona Hatoum’s first major museum show at the Centre Pompidou. By 1994, she already had nearly two decades of work behind her but was just beginning to gain international prominence. Hatoum has cut a curious path through the intervening decades, from the muscular look of her oversize kitchen utensils to the fragility of her sculptures in glass and textiles. This summer, the Pompidou is reconstructing the full arc of Hatoum’s oeuvre. With seventy-five pieces dating from the 1970s through 2014 and a catalogue anthologizing key writings on her work, the show is poised to untangle what Hatoum has described as “the string of metaphors” she’s been working on all along. Travels to Tate Modern, London, Feb. 24–June 12, 2016; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Sept. 30, 2016–Jan. 30, 2017.