Anthea Hamilton:

    Power, 2015

    Silkscreen on Somerset Tub paper; Diptych
    Left: 30.1 x 25 inches
    Right: 59 x 34.6 inches
    Edition of 50

    Incorporating examples of cultural appropriation and pop culture in her work, Anthea Hamilton (born 1978 in London, UK, lives and works in London) 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. Her work was included in Better Homes at SculptureCenter in 2013 before she had her first solo institutional exhibition in the United States, Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, at SculptureCenter in 2015, for which she was nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize.

    Displacement and association recur in many of Hamilton's works, which often occur through the merging of an image and an object. Originally created as Hamilton's contribution to SculptureCenter's 2014 publication What About Power? Inquiries into Contemporary Sculpture, Power examines the intersection of power and sculpture. The boot depicted exists within a code of fashion: the wearer makes a statement that may have been original once, but now has become part of a highly encoded system and historical narrative. Merging the fashion system of the boot with the language of graphic design and implicating the body into this convergence, the leg attached to the boot twists becomes the stem of the "p." In these prints design extends out of and even obscures the body.

    Hamilton has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, London (2018); White Cubicle, London (2017); Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2016) firstsite in Colchester, UK (2012); the Tanks at Tate Modern, London, UK (2012); and the Chisenhale, London, UK (2009). Recent group exhibitions include May You Live In Interesting Times, Biennale di Venezia 58, Venice, Italy (2019); As Seen on Screen: Art and Cinema, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, England (2019); Objects of Wonder: British Sculpture 1950s-Present, from the Tate Collection, Palais Populaire, Berlin, Germany (2019); Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, England (2016); History of Nothing, White Cube, London, England (2016); Don't You Know Who I Am? – Art After Identity Politics at MuKHA, Antwerp (2014); the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014); and the Glasgow International (2014). Her work is included in many notable collections, including the Tate Britain, London, Arts Council Collection, London, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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