José Miguel G. Cortés, curator of the exhibition Mona Hatoum, will give a lecture on those aspects of the artist’s work that are related to the overcoming of limits and static boundaries. We will analyze the thematic issues as well as the questioning of identities and the diversity of materials that have been used in her installations. Mona Hatoum’s work bets on fluid or porous approaches that generate more open and inclusive attitudes and positions. They tend to questioning or contradictions: precariousness and instability, the ambiguous and paradoxical or memory and identity are some of the most relevant.
José Miguel G. Cortés is professor of Art Theory at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UPV. He was IVAM’s director between September 2014 and September 2020 and has published several books and curated numerous exhibitions of modern and contemporary artists.