Superblock, is a new work by Australian artist Joe Hamilton, conceived and produced specifically for Window | National. This work was curated by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise, founders and directors of both Screen Space Gallery and Beam Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia. Hamilton's Superblock is the second of three invited projects to be simultaneously on view in the original Asheville, NC storefront as well as five,

satellite locations throughout the U.S. as part of the one-year public art project,

Window | National.

We would like to acknowledge the contributions of members of the communities at each of our satellite locations who generously provided photographic site documentation of each space, which Hamilton incorporated into his project. Specifically, we thank Lenka Becvar (Portland, OR); Millee Tibbs (Detroit, MI); Benny Ventura (San Antonio, TX); and David Luke (Normandale, MN). I would also like to offer special thanks to curators Simone Hine and Kyle Weise, who have engaged in conversation with Hamilton about this new work in relation to past projects, and have produced a piece of writing that will live alongside the work in our archives.

The full text of the Hine & Weise essay can be acessed at the link below:

Superblock, by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise


Joe Hamilton (b. 1982 Tasmania) makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions online, offline and in-between. His recent work questions our established notions of the natural environment within a society that is becoming increasingly networked. Hamilton holds a BFA from the University of Tasmania and an MA from RMIT in Melbourne. His work has been shown to great extent internationally with recent group exhibitions at The Moving Museum Istanbul, The Austrian Film Museum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and The New Museum in New York.