Tate Modern Talk

Richard Hamilton, Politics and Art in the 1980s

Richard Hamilton, ‘The state’ 1993
Richard Hamilton, The state 1993. Tate. © The estate of Richard Hamilton

Taking the Richard Hamilton exhibition at Tate Modern as a point of departure, this event considers explicitly political works addressing Vietnam, the IRA ‘dirty protests’, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. It also asks how Hamilton chose and transformed his source material and the contexts for his work.

Mignon Nixon, Professor at the Courtauld, will be in conversation with artist Jeremy Deller and journalist Robin Denselow, whose Newsnight film of IRA prisoners inspired Hamilton’s The citizen.

Tate Modern

Starr Cinema

Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

27 February 2014 at 18.30–20.00

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Artist

Richard Hamilton

1922–2011
Artist

Jeremy Deller

born 1966