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anthea hamilton

Reimagines Kettle’s Yard

The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
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reimagines kettle’s yard

The Hepworth Wakefield and Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, presented this new installation by 2016 Turner Prize-nominee Anthea Hamilton, an artist renowned for her art-pop, culture-inspired sculptures and installations that incorporate references from the worlds of art, fashion, design and cinema.

Hamilton reinstalled our exhibition Kettle’s Yard at The Hepworth Wakefield, which had been on display since May 2016 while Kettle’s Yard was closed for renovation.

Based on her research into the art and objects of the Kettle’s Yard collection, Hamilton re-appropriated objects from the collection, using unexpected details as starting points for new works.

Hamilton also invited several British and international artists, with whom she had either previously worked, or whose work was important to her, to contribute to this exhibition. These included French artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, British artist Nicholas Byrne, British photographer Roger Philips, German artist Daniel Sinsel, Latvian artist Ella Kruglyanskaya, Polish artist Maria Loboda and the celebrated American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

The artist included a grand piano in her installation and a programme of live performances took place on Sundays, mirroring the tradition of regular concerts in the house at Kettle’s Yard, established by its founder Jim Ede.

Many thanks to Besbrode Pianos Leeds for their generous support.