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28th September 2016
“Project for a Door”, Anthea Hamilton’s Turner prize installation at Tate Britain. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian
“Project for a Door”, Anthea Hamilton’s Turner prize installation at Tate Britain. Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian
Anthea Hamilton

Turner prize 2016 exhibition review—bleak and baffling, but no bum deal (

“An enormous pair of buttocks, the cheeks held apart by a pair of hands, towers against a wall midway through Anthea Hamilton’s installation, based on a ludicrous 1970s proposal by designer Gaetano Pesce for a doorway into an Upper East Side apartment building in New York. Hamilton has scanned the designer’s model and rebuilt it, full size, in a room whose walls are lined with dour brick wallpaper. A made-to-measure suit with a pattern of woven jacquard fabric bricks hangs in the space, and on a plinth a platform boot from which lichen and fungi grow. All this is bizarre enough, but it is hard to take your eyes off that giant arse. Gaetano’s ribald and stupid proposal (a sort of absurd Ozymandias) can also be seen as a tradesman’s entrance, or a poor door into the smart apartment block.”

*I might give that a miss then.* For sure, giant male buttcrack or not, it’s a better review than most over the past few years, and that’s with it just plainly admitting “this is perhaps the most peculiar and baffling Turner prize show I can remember. I haven’t enjoyed being so confounded and perplexed in a long time.”.

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