This catalogue accompanies Richard Hamilton’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale XLV.
Throughout a long career Richard Hamilton has exhibited constant curiosity about the way we are, how images can be made of this, and how those images are generated and transmitted.
Rare among British artists in the immediate post-war period, he was quick to seize on the power and possibilities of the new information technologies. He has, perhaps more than any other British artist of his time, made this his territory, exploring it through a considerable battery of techniques: from post-impressionism to photography, Duchampian intervention to installation, video, computer, Quantel Paintbox. Hamilton’s originality lies not in novelty but in innovation.