Anthea Hamilton:
    Cigarette Pipes

    Anthea Hamilton: Cigarette Pipes

    Jan 24–Apr 4, 2016

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    Investigating cultural appropriation and pop culture, Hamilton mines countercultures in music, fashion, and design (such as disco in the 1970s) and their entrance into the mainstream. Hamilton questions the representation of cultural phenomena through popular media in her sculptures and videos.

    Avant-garde design, niche products, fandom, and expertise inspire Hamilton's work. Verging on the absurd, the works articulate perverse fantasies, intimately binding the body to products and things.

    Anthea Hamilton (born 1978 in London, UK) is based in London and has had solo exhibitions at firstsite in Colchester, UK (2012); the Tanks at Tate Modern, London, UK (2012); and the Chisenhale, London, UK (2009). Recent group exhibitions include Don't You Know Who I Am – Art After Identity Politics at MuKHA, Antwerp (2014); the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); the Glasgow International (2014); and Better Homes (2013) at SculptureCenter. Her first solo museum exhibition in the United States, Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, for which she has been nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize and Cigarette Pipes was commissioned, closed at SculptureCenter on January 4, 2016.