Anthea Hamilton transforms the heart of Tate Britain with sculpture and performance

The Squash: a solo performer in a squash-like costume inhabits the Duveen Galleries every day for more than six months...


Anthea Hamilton The Squash © Tate (Seraphina Neville)​ 2018


Anthea Hamilton is the latest artist to take on the challenge of Tate Britain’s site-specific art commission transforming the Duveens Galleries that run through the heart of the gallery.​


Anthea Hamilton The Squash © Tate (Matt Greenwood) 2018​


Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2016, Anthea Hamilton is renowned for her bold, often humorous works which incorporate references from the worlds of art, design, fashion and popular culture.​


Anthea Hamilton The Squash © Tate (Matt Greenwood) 2018​


The commission entitled The Squash features a butternut squash-human hybrid performer who tends to sculptures from Tate’s collection and wears one of seven costumes designed by Jonathan Anderson and fashion brand LOEWE.​


But who is Squash? And what does this all mean?


Find out more here ​or visit Tate Britain and see for yourself.


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hamilton’s creation is a shot of tequila in the white wine spritzer world of Tate: it’s massively fun and makes you want to touch everything, love everything. Hamilton crashes through the stuffy barriers of art-with-a-capital-A.

Time Out​



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