Giant Pumpkin No. 4
Sculpture located in the La Table d'Albert
British artist Anthea Hamilton brings a subversive edge to everyday motifs in her first major survey exhibition. ‘Mash Up’, produced with the support of Loewe and now open at the M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, rethinks familiar pop culture references in a playful infusion of materials, lending a discomfiting aura to familiar tropes.
Hamilton is inspired by French dramatist Antonin Artaud’s emphasis on creating a tangible understanding of images, emphasising the role of the body in both the works themselves and in the reactions they elicit from the viewer.
Another central point of the artist’s practice is the nature and the organics. Indeed, it seems the summer has passed and early autumn is creeping into the room with objects showing signs of overripening and decay.
Hamilton juxtaposes elements coaxed from fashion, architecture, food and design in her works.