While some museums are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are currently open as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.
This exhibition at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester (5 December–18 April 2021) focuses on the influence of modernism, and especially the work of Marcel Duchamp, on Richard Hamilton’s particular brand of Pop art. Hamilton arranged the older artist’s first British retrospective at the Tate in 1966 and was inspired by Duchamp’s irreverent disregard for distinctions between high and low art, as well as his love of both verbal and visual puns. A highlight of the display is Oculist Witnesses, a collaboration between Hamilton and Duchamp from 1968. With 20 works spanning the 1950s to the early 2000s, the show also looks at Hamilton’s early abstract works, his interest in mass media and advertising, and his late-career digital collages. Find out more from the Pallant House website.
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