MONA HATOUM: MISBAH
Brooks Museum / 1934 Poplar Ave. July 23, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Mona Hatoum (b. 1952, Beirut, Lebanon to Palestinian parents) is considered one of the most significant artists of her generation, and this exhibition is the first time her work has been shown in Tennessee. Hatoum's sculptures and installations often re-imagine everyday objects to engage with issues of gender, race, and conflict. Misbah ("lantern" in Arabic) considers the discordant and dangerous realities around the world of people displaced due to warfare and strikes the ineffable balance between socio-political commentary and sheer beauty. This presentation of Mona Hatoum: Misbah is organized by the American Federation of Arts (AFA), in collaboration with the Rennie Collection. Mona Hatoum: Misbah is part of ArtRoom, an ongoing series of contemporary art installations organized by the AFA.