10 Artists, including Gavin Turk, Jake & Dinos Chapman and Jeremy Deller have been asked by Secret 7″ to design a one-off turntable for the Planar 1/1 exhibition, to be auctioned on-line with the proceeds going to the mental health charity Mind. Each artist was given a blank Rega Planer turntable and were given free reign to add there own creation onto the turntable. The Re-Designs follows a set of artists including Anish Kapoor who created one off record sleeves for Secret 7″ earlier this year.
The turntables include a Gavin Turk ‘Blue Plaque’ design, referencing his Cave piece, Stuart Semple’s nod to Joy Division, including lyrics from Disorder, The Chapman brothers colour etching and James Joyce’s Smiley faces. The 10 Turntables will be on display at The Ace Hotel Lobby in Shoreditch until tomorrow evening when they will be auctioned, there will be a public event in the Hotel lobby on the night including a Dj set by Gavin Turk and Pete Fowler.
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.”
“Always take yourself seriously . . . . . it’s not the same as being pompous, or overly self assured, but it is important to understand that the small little ideas that creep up in your mind, often contain the germ of a much larger project. All great art wasn’t born as great art. It first needed to be recognised by the artist themselves. Through his or her belief in it, it became true.”