Anthea Hamilton x Loewe collaboration at Tate Britain

Turner prize winning artist Anthea Hamilton has transformed Tate Britain with her latest instillation which, as well as 7,00 white floor tiles, includes seven costumes designed in collaboration with Loewe by Creative Director Jonathan Anderson.  The show, called The Squash, is the latest annual Tate Britain Commission which asks contemporary British artists to create new work in response to the building’s grand space.  Anthea Hamilton has transformed the heart of Tate Britain into an elaborate stage in which she has placed a solo performer in a squash-like costume at the heart of the Duveen.  Every day for six months, a performer will select a costume from a rack of seven created by Loewe and explore the space.  Each element of this bold and immersive installation is partially informed by Hamilton’s interest in found photographs, where the original source has been lost, but here, Hamilton re-purposes them, inviting the performer to explore their own interpretation of the image. Performers select their costume of choice, depending on the image and their chosen interpretation.  Gallery director Alex Farquharson said: “Anthea Hamilton has made a unique contribution to British and international art with her visually playful works that both provoke and delight. This compelling commission demonstrates her ability to seamlessly weave together captivating images and narratives, creating rich new environments in which to encounter works of art.”
Tate Britain Commissions 2018
Anthea Hamilton – The Squash   22nd March – 7th October   Millbank London SW1P 4RG

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