Mona Hatoum (b. 1952, Beirut, Lebanon) lives and works in London, England. Hot Spot (stand) is a steel cage-like globe that uses red LED lights to outline the contours of the continents depicted on its surface. The work suggests that “hot spots,” or spots of conflict, are not limited to certain areas of disputed borders.
Major support for the High Line Plinth is provided by Shelley Fox Aarons, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Elizabeth Belfer, Suzanne Deal Booth, Fairfax Dorn, Andy and Christine Hall, Hermine Riegerl Heller, J. Tomilson Hill, The Holly Peterson Foundation, Annie Hubbard, Dorothy Lichtenstein, Donald R. Mullen, Jr., Miyoung Lee and Neil Simpkins, Doug Oliver, Mario J. Palumbo, Jr., Susan Scherr, Susan Viniar, and Anonymous.