Detail, an Exhibit (in association with Victor Pasmore and Lawrence Alloway), record of installation at Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 1957, Copyright Richard Hamilton Studio
Two installations by the late renowned artist Richard Hamilton are to be exhibited at the ICA from 12 February – 6 April 2014 to coincide with the Tate Modern retrospective and to reflect the related between Hamilton and the ICA.
This will be the first time in 60 years that the two installations, ‘Man, Machine and Motion’ (1955) and ‘An Exhibit’ (1957), will be exhibited since they were first seen in Dover Street. Being a key member of the Independent group, Hamilton’s career grew and is now seen as one of the founding figures of pop art.
‘Man, Machine and Motion’ encapsulates Hamilton, having 30 steel frames in which photographs were housed. These frames could then be moved in order for the audience, and the user, to get a different feel and experience with the viewing of the installation.
Allowing audiences to rediscover or discover Hamilton with two of his most successful and well known pieces, the exhibition also highlights one of the most successful career points both from Hamilton and ICA’s point of view. The exhibition will also hold pieces of archival interest giving insight into previous works.
Born in London in 1992, Richard Hamilton is one of the most well respected pop art artists today. Featured in many exhibitions around the world, both public and private, and most notably represented Britain in the 1993 Venice Biennale, Hamilton continues to impress audiences worldwide.