Viewing of Mona Hatoum's Measures of Distance (1988) at Shreeji Newsagents
Exhibition of Mona Hatoum's Measures of Distance, presented by Both Sides of Here, The Courtauld, and The Arts Council at Shreeji Newsagents
Organised by ten emerging curators from across the UK, Europe and the US, Both Sides of Here is primarily a digital exhibition, with works from 30 artists drawn from The Courtauld Gallery collection and the Arts Council Collection (ACC). This event is an in-person exhibition of a singular work, Mona Hatoum's Measures of Distance (1988), included in Both Sides of Here - offering the opportunity to experience the film in person. We hope this will allow visitors to more closely connect with the film’s emotive subject matter, and fully absorb Hatoum’s powerful synthesis of visuals and sound.
A waiting room, a locked door, an open window, a closed gate, a portal to another dimension: a threshold is the in-between space at which one thing becomes another. It is an undefined and often transformative realm of possibility and change. Both Sides of Here explores real and conceptual thresholds by looking at artworks that capture the richness of human experiences, exploring themes of gender, sexuality, architecture, the body and states of consciousness, while also addressing the threshold in terms of access, privilege and social mobility.