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Title

Bukhara (red)

2007


Artist

Mona Hatoum

Lebanon, England

1952 -


About

Mona Hatoum often works with domestic objects and objects the West associate with the Arab world. Her work deals with issues of displacement and identity. She has said: “…my work is about my experience of living in the West as a person from the Third World, about being an outsider, about occupying a marginal position, being excluded, being defined as ‘Other’ or as one of ‘Them’.”1

'Bukhara (red)' is a Persian style carpet similar to those that furnished her childhood home. Areas of the weave have been removed from the carpet as if moth eaten or worn in some way to form the Gall-Peters equal-area projection of the world map, which rescales the continents according to their true proportions.

1. G. Brett, C. de Zegher, 'Mona Hatoum', Phaidon Press, London 1977, p.127


Details


Date

2007


Media categories

Sculpture , Textile


Materials used

wool and cotton


Dimensions

141.0 x 210.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed [Certificate of authenticity], brown ink "Mona Hatoum".


Credit

Gift of Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth 2008


Location

Not on display


Accession number

327.2008


Artist information

Mona Hatoum

Works in the collection

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