Ann Hamilton: Tropos

Ann Hamilton Tropos For Tropos Ann Hamilton spread a sea of horsehair across the square feet of a factory building Varying in color and sewn together in bundles this hair was navigated by visitors while in the mi

  • Title: Ann Hamilton: Tropos
  • Author: Lynne Cooke Ann Hamilton
  • ISBN: 9780944521274
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For Tropos, Ann Hamilton spread a sea of horsehair across the 5000 square feet of a factory building Varying in color and sewn together in bundles, this hair was navigated by visitors, while in the middle of the room sat a lone figure at a desk, whose task was to read and burn each line of a text in a book from somewhere outside the building came the strangulated garbleFor Tropos, Ann Hamilton spread a sea of horsehair across the 5000 square feet of a factory building Varying in color and sewn together in bundles, this hair was navigated by visitors, while in the middle of the room sat a lone figure at a desk, whose task was to read and burn each line of a text in a book from somewhere outside the building came the strangulated garble of a man attempting speech This surreal environment, with its attendant sense of dream landscape and half formed associations, is classic Hamilton, at once seductive and disorienting This book records the project.

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    About “Lynne Cooke Ann Hamilton

    • Lynne Cooke Ann Hamilton

      Lynne Cooke is the Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Prior to her present position, she was the deputy director and chief curator at the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, 2008 to 2012 and the curator at the Dia Art Foundation 1991 to 2008 Born in Geelong, Australia, Cooke received her B.A from Melbourne University and an M.A and Ph.D in art history from the Courtauld Institute, University of London, and has taught and lectured regularly at the University College London, Syracuse University, Yale University, Columbia University, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College She was a co curator of the Venice Biennale in 1986, the Carnegie International in 1991, and was artistic director of the Biennale of Sydney in 1996.From 1979 to 1989, Cooke was a Lecturer in the History of Art Department at University College London, and prior to her move to the United States and appointment as curator at the Dia Art Foundation in 1991, Dr Cooke established herself during the mid 80s as a writer on contemporary artists of the period, including British sculptors Anish Kapoor and Bill Woodrow, and American artist Allan McCollum During her years at Dia, she has worked to bring greater recognition to women artists who contributed to the minimalist period, organizing exhibitions and publishing writings on Jo Baer, Louise Bourgeois, Bridget Riley, and Agnes Martin, among others and in addition to developing historical projects with artists of the established Dia collection, nearly all of whom are male and became prominent during the 1960s, she has organized significant exhibitions aimed at introducing European artists of the 1980s to the American public, such as Rosemarie Trockel, Katharina Fritsch, Juan Mu oz, and Thomas Sch tte.From the mid 1990s forward, Cooke has organized a number of exhibitions of younger American women artists, including Jessica Stockholder, Ann Hamilton, and Roni Horn, and worked on several projects with male artists all born outside of the United States In addition to her work at the Dia Center for the Arts, she has curated exhibitions at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol Whitechapel Art Gallery and Hayward Gallery, London Third Eye Center, Glasgow Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston Tamayo Museum, Mexico and elsewhere In 2006, she was the recipient of the Award for Curatorial Excellence from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and in 2007, she co curated the exhibition Richard Serra Sculpture Forty Years, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York She has written widely about contemporary art in exhibition catalogues and in Artforum, Artscribe, The Burlington Magazine, and Parkett, among other magazines from

    517 thoughts on “Ann Hamilton: Tropos

    • This book is wonderful. Formally beautiful, lerge, color photos of Hamilton's installation and essays by Dave Hickey, Bruce Ferguson and other people.


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