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Mona Hatoum: It’s All Luck. I Feel Things Happen Accidentally

Publication: The Guardian | Posted: Apr 17, 2016

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Mona Hatoum in her London studio. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer

Mona Hatoum in her London studio. Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer

“I don’t really understand what ambition means. I take things one piece at a time. I’m excited about working on something, that’s all. I didn’t know what was going to happen next, and I still don’t. I don’t know if I think in terms of a career. I don’t have a strategy. It’s just the next show. I used to say to my father: ‘I’m lucky: I got this, or that.’ And he would say: ‘No, no, you deserve it. You’ve been working hard.’ But I was determined: ‘No, it’s all luck.’ I feel things happen accidentally.”

Mona Hatoum’s Tate Modern exhibition runs from 4 May to 21 August

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