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Mona Hatoum: Bunker, White Cube Mason's Yard

Mona Hatoum: Bunker, White Cube Mason's Yard

Blasted cityscapes from the Beirut-born conceptualist

'Bunker': 'The cuboid Modernist structures spattered with bullet hole-like borings, gougings and serrations create a brutally ominous cityscape' White Cube

The latest exhibition from Beirut-born, sometime Turner Prize-nominee Mona Hatoum – best known for sending a camera through her inner tubes and projecting the results – explores themes of displacement and geographical and political tension. I know this because since I signed up to review it a fortnight ago, invites and reminders concerning this exhibition "exploring themes of displacement and geographical and political tension" have been hitting my mailbox with hectoring insistence.

Too much explanation has squeezed the sense of poetry, the possibility of surprise

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The benefit of critical notes is that they can give you a framework and an insight into the artist's intention - otherwise you can be left completely cold. I know it's po-mo doctrine that the intention doesn't matter, but I don't think most people are uninterested in that.

Great descriptions of her works, really gave me a sense of the pieces. Definitely want to head along to see it!

@Josh Spero - The problem with critical notes, is that most are written in the same pompous artspeak, and they are so bloody dull.

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