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Glassware

Glassware

The exhibition features the work of the Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum who addresses notions of displacement, uncertainty and conflict through the use of familiar, everyday domestic objects transformed into foreign, uncanny sculptures.

Hatoum's sculpture ‘Natura Morta' of 18 Murano glass hand-grenades has been installed amongst the Gallery's Arthur Miller Collection of Eighteenth-century Irish Glass, an intervention that generates new meanings relating to Ireland's troubled modern political history. The colourful and decorative appearance of the glass is subverted once the viewer recognises that these objects are ciphers of ambiguity and threat.