Richard Hamilton, 'Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different?' 1992
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Sixty years

Main Floor

Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different? 1992, Tate. © The estate of Richard Hamilton

Continue to walk through British Art from the 1960s up to the present day

Our curators have chosen works from the Tate collection that explore how artists have responded to issues and narratives in recent British history, such as immigration, feminism, racial and sexual identity, AIDS activism, music and club culture. 

At the centre of the display is Mark Leckey’s film Dream English Kid, 1964–1999 AD 2015. Leckey presents a collage of moments in his life alongside key events in Britain of the late 20th century in a film that is part memoir and part social document. This work is used as a starting point to consider recent history through the eyes of artists, some of whom may have been marginalised in the story of British art. Sixty Years celebrates the difference and diversity that has helped shape Britain.

Some visitors may find works in the display provocative or controversial.

This display has been curated by Elsa Coustou, Aicha Mehrez and Linsey Young.


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Richard Hamilton Fashion-plate


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Artist Lubaina Himid on her work The Carrot Piece – 1985

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