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Reconfigured Monuments, 2001<br />paint wood sculpture with three (3) paintings acrylic on canvas<br />sculpture: 175 x 150 x 315 cm.<br />paintings: 100 x 140 cm. each</p>
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Reconfigured Monuments, 2001
paint wood sculpture with three (3) paintings acrylic on canvas
sculpture: 175 x 150 x 315 cm.
paintings: 100 x 140 cm. each


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In her monumental sculptures Mona Marzouk (1968, Egypt) breaks down the distance between civilisations, while in her paintings she reduces each work to a pair of colours, close in hue-one the ground, the other a mysterious palace floating in space. Some of her works have the closest matching colours, which made the architectural forms virtually disappear in the room, as it was in a recent successful series of site -specific wall paintings. Marzouk can use her own history, from past to present Egypt, to accept cultural influences and, as a result, imagine a fully hybridised future.
(From Marilu Knode "Mona Marzouk" in VitaminP. New perspectives in paintings - Phaidon Press, 2002)
In 2002  Noire Contemporary Art presented the work of Marzouk  in a solo exhibition and with a special wall project for Project Room in ARCO, Madrid, Spain.Her work was included in the prestigious books:
- "Fresh Cream", Phaidon Press,  2000
- "VitaminP" New perspectives in paintings", Phaidon Press, 2002
Her installation RECONFIGURED MONUMENTS is permanently exhibited in Modern Art Gallery (GAM), Turin, Italy.