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Tate Modern

Mona Hatoum

MONA HATOUM, Light Sentence, 1992, galvanized wire mesh lockers, electric motor and light bulb, 198 x 185 x 490 cm. 

Copyright the artist. Photo by Philippe Migeat. Courtesy Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.

A large cube, lined inside with hundreds of magnets, was covered with millions of black iron filings forming intestinal undulations that appeared as though fat worms lurked beneath the structure’s surface. Entitled Socle de Monde (1992–93), the sculpture pulled visitors into Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum’s retrospective at Tate Modern. In addition

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