Lasting Images

Mona Hatoum, Impenetrable, 2009. Black finished steel and finished wire, 300 x 300 x 300 cm, edition 3/3. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Purchased with funds contributed by the Collections Council; International Director’s Council; with additiona

Exhibition, Guggenheim New York, until 12 January 2014.
This focused presentation includes recently acquired works in a range of mediums — from film to sculpture and installation — that have not yet been shown in the United States. The artists featured use subtle, often ephemeral forms to suggest nuanced personal or historical narratives. Many of the artists in the exhibition are originally from countries that have witnessed violence and conflict in recent decades, and yet none of the works can be reduced to simple biographical accounts. Each piece functions as a vehicle for individual expression while resonating with universal themes.