Congratulations to Anthea Hamilton!
SculptureCenter is proud to announce that Anthea Hamilton has been nominated for the 2016 TurnerPrize for her 2015 SculptureCenter exhibition Lichen! Libido! Chastity!
Installation view, Anthea Hamilton: Lichen! Libido! Chastity!, SculptureCenter, 2015. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Kyle Knodell
Lichen! Libido! Chastity! (Sept 20, 2015 – Jan 4, 2016) featured new and existing works in Hamilton’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Investigating cultural appropriation and pop culture, Hamilton (born 1978 in London, UK. Lives and works in London) mines countercultures in music, fashion, and design (such as disco in the 1970s) and their entrance into the mainstream. A catalogue for the exhibition is available in SculptureCenter’s online bookstore.
The Turner Prize, organized by the UK’s Tate, was set up in 1984 and remains one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts. The prize is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year.