62 Years After Hamilton
24 August - 15 September 2019 | TUES-SAT: 11AM - 7PM, SUN: 11AM-6PM
22 Lock Road #01-34, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108939
Emerged in the 1950s, Pop Art challenges the traditions of fine art by incorporating mundane imageries from popular and mass culture. In 1957, British artist Richard Hamilton, one of the pioneers of Pop Art, listed the characteristics of the movement in a letter to his friends, the architects Peter and Alison Smithson:
“Pop art is popular (designed for mass audience), Transient (short-term solution), Expendable (easily forgotten), Low cost, Mass-produced, Young (aimed at youth), Witty, Sexy, Gimmicky, Glamorous, and Big business.”
62 Years After Hamilton will showcase new artworks by Agan Harahap, Heri Dono, indieguerillas, and Uji “Hahan” Handoko Eko Saputro, which reflect on current issues and act as small evidence proving that we are living in possibly the most exciting time in art history, where art has power beyond museum and gallery walls and bring about tangible impact to human lives.