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Giant Globe Emanates A Fiery Blaze


In London and Berlin-based Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum's sculptural work titled Hot Spot, we are presented with a massive cage-like metallic globe radiating a crimson glow. In terms of global politics and news, a “hot spot” generally refers to an area of conflict. Hatoum's piece highlights every land mass by outlining it in a neon red light that fills the room with an overwhelming scarlet hue. The structure seems to suggest that these neon contoured areas are the “hot spots” of the world, which, in turn, translates as the whole world is in conflict. She doesn't pinpoint the source of the friction or any specific problem, whether it be global or personal, but simply draws attention to the constant struggle that is present throughout the world.





Mona Hatoum on White Cube
via [Job's Wife, neonneon]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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