AL QADIRI, Monira; TRUMMER, by Thomas D. (ed.)
Monira Al Qadiri: Mutant Passages
Published on the occasion of her exhibition Mutant Passages, at KUB, Bregenz, this monograph on the work of Monira Al Qadir features documentation on recent + older projects by the artist, thus offering a comprehensive overview of her diverse oeuvre for the first time. In reflective colors, the large-scale hardcover book evokes the radiance of Al Qadiri’s expansive dazzling sculptures—which follow in-depth research, forms and ideas developed by the artist over the last decade around the subject of oil… Works such as Gastromancer or Onus deal with the toxic impact of petrochemical substances, in relation with marine oil exploitation or the Gulf War; while Benzene Float uses scientific drawings of the molecular structure of benzene, propane gas, naphthalene, etc.
Contributions by Jana Baumann, Shumon Basar, Amal Khalaf, Thomas D. Trummer, Murtaza Vali, and Monira Al Qadiri.