Mona Hatoum: The Entire World as a Foreign Land

Mona Hatoum: The Entire World as a Foreign Land

 

 'Making familiar objects seem foreign, rendering them beautiful yet malevolent. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, Hatoum aims to engage the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination. In doing so she creates what Edward W. Said describes in his essay as a 'logic of irreconcilables'. 

        Mona Hatoum: The Entire World as a Foreign Land by Edward W. Said, Sheena Wagstaff

                       

 'Exile, is ‘a mind of winter’ in which the pathos of summer and autumn as much as the potential of spring are near by but unobtainable.' 

Wallace Stevens. Poem The snow man.