Performing Paolozzi: Anthea Hamilton

  • Eduardo Paolozzi, The Whitworth Tapestry 1967 Wool, Linen and Terylene 213 x 426 cm Courtesy The Whitworth, University of Manchester © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS

    Eduardo Paolozzi, The Whitworth Tapestry, 1967, Wool, Linen and Terylene, 213 x 426 cm, Courtesy The Whitworth, University of Manchester © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS

Past Event


This event was on Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7pm

*Please note this event has been postponed. Further details will be announced soon*

In 1952, Eduardo Paolozzi presented a unique and controversial lecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London to a small but significant room of people. The artist was presenting his BUNK! series of collages, composed from contemporary magazine clippings, for the first time, projected using an epidiascope. Very little is known about the content of what was said or what images were shown, yet the so-called ‘BUNK! Lecture’ has been mythologised throughout art history as one of the founding moments of British pop art.

As a footnote to this legendary event and the pieced-together history that has been left behind, artist Anthea Hamilton presents a new live, collaborative work that draws on ideas of collage, reproduction, and the archaeology of images. Taking the format of the telephone call, an open mix of voice, image, narrative, biography and mistakes freely mix in this contemporary homage to Paolozzi.

About Anthea Hamilton

Anthea Hamilton (b.1978) lives and works in London. Working with sculpture, installation and performance, her works often manipulate and alternate the history and images of popular culture.

Recent solo projects include Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard, The Hepworth Wakefield; Grasses: The Magazine Sessions, Serpentine Gallery (performanace); Frieze Projects, New York, US; LOVE IV: Cold Shower, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (with Nicholas Byrne) (all 2016); Lichen! Libido! Chastity! Sculpture Center, Long Island City, US (2015) and Sorry I’m Late, Firstsite (2012). Her work has been part of important group shows such as Turner Prize 2016, Tate Britain; British Art Show 8, Hayward Touring; History of Nothing, White Cube (all 2016); La Vie Moderne, 13eme Biennale de Lyon, FR
 (2015); Terrapolis, Neon and the Whitechapel Gallery (2015) and Burning Down The House: 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KO (2015).

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