Friday, 19 March 2010

Ann Hamilton




'A provocative visual artist, Ann Hamilton's installations around the world have woven a broad palette of media into engaging sensory environments. Her work is truly transformational, both in its visual beauty and the visceral impact it has had on the communities that have helped create and sustain it. With an oeuvre that spans three decades, she has solidified her place as one of contemporary art's most influential voices.

Noted for a dense accumulation of materials, Ms. Hamilton's installations create immersive experiences that respond to the architectural presence and social history of their sites. She has forged a reputation as a perceptive, poignant observer whose art explores the places and forms for live, emotive, face-to-face experiences. Influenced by the disciplines of sculpture, photography, textiles, poetry, video and performance, her installations often involve impressive arrangements of materials: a room lined with small canvas dummies, 48,000 used blue work shirts layered on a platform, a floor covered in a "skin" of 750,000 copper pennies and honey. Known to utilize sound, found objects and the spoken word, Ms. Hamilton's environments are sensory explorations of time, language and memory.

Ann Hamilton is herself a dynamic tour de force. Her installations - labor intensive, participatory and uniquely uncommon in the way in which they innovate and captivate - have mesmerized audiences for more than a quarter century. By blazing new possibilities within the visual arts, she has singularly helped enlarge our collective vocabulary for how we have come to define and appreciate the arts in all its forms.'


from http://www.heinzawards.net/recipients/ann-hamilton

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