Artist Mona Hatoum's sculptures and installations grapple with the tension between the ever-expanding contact made possible in our modern world and the paradoxical isolation that can ensue from it. This gripping dynamic is the theme of the assembled works in the exhibition, "Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma," on view at Houston's Menil Collection from 13 October 2017 to 28 February 2018.

Playing on the stable nature of "terra firma," Hatoum's collection, curated by Michelle White, taps into the energy of the 20th-century Surrealist age by manipulating the everyday in discomforting ways to offer a "terra infirma," or sickened world. As a result, Hatoum's installation is equally playful and probing, a fitting return for the London-based artist who enjoys in this exhibition her first solo United States exhibition in the last two decades.