black openwork barbed wire cube with 8" sections repeated

%C2%A9 Mona Hatoum

Cube (9 x 9 x 9), 2008

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Everything about this sculpture, from its imposing physical presence to its construction of barbed wire, seems to be threatening and dangerous. Mona Hatoum's use of a provocative material reflects her belief that content should be conveyed through aesthetic and formal elements. She describes her work as being "…about presenting the audience with a set of objects and materials that may have certain associations and may bring out general feelings of discomfort or uncertainty, and this will be different for each person."

Details
Title
Cube (9 x 9 x 9)
Artist Life
Palestinian (born Lebanon), 1952
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2010.8
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black openwork barbed wire cube with 8" sections repeated

© Mona Hatoum