27 October to 13 January
The Douglas Hyde Gallery is pleased to present a new series of invited solo exhibitions in Gallery 2, titled ‘the artist’s eye’. Acknowledging the crucial role artists play in influencing and shaping other artistic practices, this series asks those exhibiting in Gallery 1 to invite an artist of significant influence to present work in Gallery 2. For the first instalment in this series Abbas Akhavan has invited Mona Hatoum to present the film ‘Roadworks’ (1985).
This video dates from the early stages of Hatoum’s practice, though she had already been living in London, where she is still based, for ten years. Perhaps most renowned now for her work in sculpture and large-scale installation, throughout her career she has adeptly subverted the familiar to unsettle and discomfit the viewer.