Join us on Tuesday 11 February 6-9pm in celebrating the opening of the exhibition Richard Hamilton at the ICA. Richard Hamilton (1922-2011) is recognised as one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century. Two installations, created by Hamilton for the ICA’s previous premises at 17-18 Dover Street nearly sixty years ago, are recreated here in collaboration with Tate Modern’s Richard Hamilton retrospective.
In the Lower Gallery, Man, Machine and Motion (1955) comprises thirty modular, open steel frames in which photographic images are clipped in four themes: Aquatic, Terrestrial, Aerial and Interplanetary. an Exhibit (1957), displayed in the Upper Gallery, is organised around a modular hanging system. The intention was to give visitors an opportunity ‘to generate their own compositions’ as they walked through. Rare archive material for Hamilton’s projects is also being presented, including other exhibitions such as Growth and Form (1951).
Also opening: Jane Drew (1911-1996): An Introduction
11 Feb - 23 Mar
Fox Reading Room
A selection of artworks, books and ephemera related to British architect and educator Jane Drew, whose work signaled a major shift from universal modernism to responsive and vernacular design. Curated by Inheritance Projects.