Friday, 18 November 2016

Interview with Anthea Hamilton at the Hepworth Wakefield

Interview: Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard 
Hepworth Wakefield 
15 September 2016 - 19 March 2017

Turner Prize 2016 
Tate Britain 
27 September 2016 - 2 January 2017

Interested in choreographing space and objects and creating curious juxtapositions by, for example, using unexpected everyday objects as plinths, Anthea Hamilton (b1978, London) was the perfect invitee to reimagine the carefully ordered Kettle’s Yard collection in a contemporary manner for the Hepworth Wakefield, during the renovation of the Cambridge house. Hamilton’s approach, which involved collaborating with several British and international artists with whom she has either worked previously, or whose work is important to her, echoes the way that Jim Ede assembled the collection, with objects and artworks acquired through his friends and acquaintances.

Hamilton spoke to Studio International at the opening of the exhibition, explaining her methods, her affection for kimonos, and how this opportunity has fed into her practice as a whole, including influencing her installation Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, for which she has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2016.

Read this interview here

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