Sculpture

Mona Hatoum, Rubber Mat, 1996
Mona Hatoum

In her work over the past three decades, London-based Palestinian Mona Hatoum has often employed elements from the fragmented or eviscerated human body to elicit instinctual responses from viewers, creating jarring effects through suggestive textural and visual associations. In the 1980s, she...

Mona Hatoum, Pin Rug, 1998-99
Mona Hatoum

Mona Hatoum belongs to a group of artists that also includes Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Doris Salcedo, and Rachel Whiteread, whose works defamiliarize everyday forms, transforming them into minimalist, conceptual, and often performative objects. Working across a variety of mediums,...

Mona Hatoum, Natura morta (Edwardian vitrine), 2010
Mona Hatoum

Over the course of her thirty-year career, London-based Palestinian Mona Hatoum has produced a powerfully visceral body of work. She came to notice in the 1980s for video and performance work in which her body served as the vehicle for an exploration of political and personal identity. During...

Mona Hatoum, Dormeuse, 1998
Mona Hatoum

In performances, sculptures, installations, and photographs, Mona Hatoum investigates the layered issues of cultural and physical displacement, gender and ethnic identity, and the physical and social body. She is perhaps best known for her sculptures of ordinary yet emotionally charged domestic...

Kiki Smith, From Heart to hand
Kiki Smith

Kiki Smith has created a visceral oeuvre that positions the body as a site where history, identity, psychology, politics, and experience coalesce. Using a wide variety of organic materials and techniques, she often creates a dialogue between animal forms and fundamental human experience. Smith...

Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 1998
Doris Salcedo

Since the mid-1980s, Doris Salcedo has addressed the effects of criminal and political violence through sculptural works and installations that bear witness to death, loss, and pain. Collecting testimonies from individuals living in rural Colombia, she both honors the memory of lives lost and...

Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 1989
Doris Salcedo

Since the mid-1980s, Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has addressed the themes of loss and mourning in works that evoke criminal and political violence. Her sculptures and installations are informed by her research and fieldwork in rural communities in Colombia, particularly the testimonies she...

Doris Salcedo, Atrabiliarios, 1996
Doris Salcedo

Since the mid-1980s, Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has made works that attest to the human consequences of criminal and political violence. Salcedo’s sculptures and installations are informed by her extensive research and fieldwork in rural communities in her native Colombia, particularly...

Cornelia Parker, Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson), 1999
Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker is known for her poetic transformation of existing materials, which she achieves through processes that are both physical and conceptual. With an elegant sculptural hand she constructs works that function as richly evocative metaphors.

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Roni Horn, Key and Cue
Roni Horn

Working in sculpture, drawing, photography, and site-specific installation, Roni Horn explores the very nature of art, especially as it relates to site, environment, and identity. In an interview on Art21, Horn describes the importance of words to her process: “I move through language to...

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