Retrofuture. Notes for a collection
MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome
From 17 March 2023

Monia Ben Hamouda is the latest artist to enter the RETROFUTURE section, the collection of works by young Italian artists growing organically with time.

The sculptural diptych Denial of a Redwing Blackbird II and III (Aniconism as Figuration Urgency) (2022) by Monia Ben Hamouda combines technological production procedures and the practice of calligraphy to investigate the theme of figuration and aniconism, the prohibition of depicting the human and divine face as a precept of certain religions.