Richard Hamilton: Modern Moral Matters

Richard Hamilton
Shock and Awe
Inkjet print on Hewlett-Packard Premium canvas
200 x 100 cm
© 2010 Richard Hamilton

The Serpentine Gallery presents a solo exhibition by one of the world’s most respected living artists, Richard Hamilton. Hamilton has embraced many different mediums since the 1950s, including painting, printmaking, installation and industrial design. The exhibition will reassess the nature of Hamilton’s pioneering contribution, taking as a starting point the artist’s political paintings.

Hamilton’s work has continued to evolve throughout his long and influential career, particularly in his approach to processes and techniques. The exhibition will explore in depth the use of multiples in his work and the varied ways the artist has used photographic material to investigate representation in contemporary society.

This will be the great British artist Richard Hamilton’s (b. 1922) first exhibition in a UK public gallery since 1992
The exhibition focuses on Hamilton’s political and protest works
The installations, prints and paintings in the exhibition take global politics, riots, terrorist acts and war as their subject matter, examining how these conflicts are now largely mediated by the media, often via television or the internet
The exhibition will be a key highlight of the Serpentine Gallery’s 40th Anniversary celebrations

Duration 03 March 2010 - 24 April 2010
Cost Free
Venue Serpentine Gallery
Address Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA, ,
Contact 020 7402 6075 / /

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