TOM HUNTER: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

TOM HUNTER: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

there shall the pairs of faithful lovers be wedded by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

There shall the pairs of faithful lovers be Wedded, 2011

the course of true love never did run smooth by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

The course of true love never did run smooth, 2011

shall we their fond pageant see, lord what fools these mortals be! by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

Shall we their fond pageant see, Lord what fools these mortals be!

o, how ripe in show thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow! by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

O, how ripe in show Thy lips, those kissing cherries, tempting grow!, 2011

on the first view, to say, to swear, i love thee by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

On the first view, to say, to swear, I love thee

i will roar you as gently as any suckling dove by tom hunter

Tom Hunter

I will roar you as gently as any suckling dove, 2011

vendredi 5 octobre 2012samedi 3 novembre 2012


London, United Kingdom

A series of nine works commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, originally exhibited at the PACCAR Room, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Tom Hunter’s series A Midsummer Night’s Dream is inspired by Shakespeare’s play and the paintings of Romantic artist Henry Fuseli. This contemporary reworking of the play is set in Hackney, East London, where the artist lives and works, and features local people and communities including samba dancers, pearly kings and queens, a thrash metal band and a pole dancer. Taking key moments from the play, Hunter has distilled Shakespeare’s work into a series of images which weave together contemporary city life with that of the celebrated tale of love and illusion.

TOM HUNTER: THE WAY HOME
Monograph on Tom Hunter's work with texts by Geoff Dyer, Tom Hunter and Michael Rosen (Hatje Cantz, October 2012).