The new illy Art Collection is a play of shapes and colors that recall the typical motif of the Keffiyeh, a traditional Arab headdress, decorated with fishing nets and olive leaves. A formal reinterpretation that tells a profound story of work, sacrifice and interpersonal relationships.
Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum moved to London in 1975 after the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon. She began his career in the mid-80s with a series of performances and video works and then focused, in the early 90s, mainly on installations and sculptures. She loves to engage the viewer by arousing contrasting emotions of desire and repulsion, fear and fascination .