The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, July 12, 2014


Tate Britain Announces Major Exhibition of Richard Long's Works of Art
Richard Long, A Line in Scotland 1981 © Copyright the artist.
LONDON.- Heaven and Earth is a major exhibition of the work of Richard Long and his first survey in London for eighteen years. The exhibition will include important works selected across four decades and will provide an opportunity to understand afresh Long’s radical rethinking of the relationship between art and landscape. Comprising around 80 works, Heaven and Earth will include sculptures, new large-scale wall works, and photographic and text works documenting walks around the world, from Dartmoor to Japan.

Richard Long first came to prominence in the late 1960s and is part of a generation of British artists who extended the possibilities of sculpture beyond traditional materials and methods. Long’s work is rooted in his deep affinity with nature, developed during solitary walks. Long revolutionised the definition of sculpture by using walking as a medium. These walks take him through rural areas in Britain, or as far a field as the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. Long never makes significant alterations to the landscapes he passes through. Instead he adjusts the natural order of wilderness places, up-ending stones for example, or making simple, geometric shapes. His work explores relationships between time, distance, geography, measurement and movement.

Heaven and Earth will reflect the distinctive themes and interests in his work; sculptures of stones, watery mud works, and photographic and text works which record walks in global locations, or from a local area of life-long interest like Dartmoor. Long presents his work in various forms, which include artists’ books and postcards, all of which are ascribed equal value. The exhibition will include key early works such as A Line Made by Walking, England 1967, made in a field where the artist walked back and forth until the flattened grass caught by the sunlight became visible as a line, a path going ‘nowhere’. Long then photographed this work, as he has continued to record similar works in the landscape.

Mostly working in the landscape, Richard Long sometimes brings materials into the gallery. Four of Long’s dramatic mud works, which represent the forces of speed, water, chance and gravity will be made directly on to the walls for the show. The large central gallery of the exhibition will be devoted to six major stone sculptures. Norfolk Flint Circle 1990 is an eight metre sculpture consisting of a single layer of flints lying close together on the floor. In the gallery, as on his walks, Long lays the stones in simple geometric configurations such as circles, lines, and ellipses. The exhibition will also include early examples of remote stone sculptures such as the first stone circle made while walking in the Andes in 1972.

Richard Long was born in Bristol in 1945 where he continues to live and work. Long has exhibited widely since his first solo show at the Konrad Fischer Gallery in Düsseldorf in 1968. He represented Britain in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and was awarded the Turner Prize in 1989. In 1990 he became a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Heaven and Earth is curated by Clarrie Wallis, Curator of Contemporary Art, Tate Britain, assisted by Helen Little, Assistant Curator, Tate Britain. A fully illustrated publication produced by Tate Publishing will accompany the exhibition and will include previously unseen works.




Today's News

April 1, 2009

Researchers in Germany Use Computed Tomography to Examine Hidden Face in Nefertiti

Eleven Artists Selected for Final Round of Sculpture Competition for New National Museum

Chateau de Versailles Presents Court Pomp and Royal Ceremonies: Court Dress in Europe

New Silver & Metals Gallery at the Bowes Museum Sets Shining Example

Calder Jewellery Exhibition Opens at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

Sotheby's to Hold Prints Auction on April 30 and May 1, 2009

Josef Koudelka's Invasion 68 Prague Opens at Centro Cultural Universitario in Tlatelolco

Getty Museum Draws Upon Its Own Collection of European Drawings to Illustrate Exhibition

Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet at Berkeley Art Museum

George Morland: Poet of English Country Life Opens at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Milton Keynes Gallery Opens Comprehensive Exhibition of Work by the Late Artist James Lee Byars

High Museum Commissions 12 New Works by Photographer Alec Soth for "Picturing the South" Series

Tate Britain Announces Major Exhibition of Richard Long's Works of Art

Columbia River Maritime Museum Names Dr. Samuel E. Johnson as New Executive Director

Museum Extends Cézanne and Beyond Through the End of May

Former Director of the Portland Museum Daniel E. OLeary is New President of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute

Redesigned Royal Ontario Museum Magazine Revealed

Stanford Artists Swept Up in Rising Tide of Environmental Awareness

Artists Invited to Participate in Venice Carnevale 2009 Poster Contest

New Orleans Museum of Art Presents A Discourse in Abstraction: Jennifer Odem and NOMA's Permanent Collection

11th Edition of Artparis Welcomed 43.000 Visitors

Superior Room Service and Fabulous Dreams: Art Show Presented by Abstract Artist Susan Olmetti and Eye-wear Sculptors

Columbia Museum of Art Announces Fundraising Gala: Soirée du Soleil and Online Auction Featuring a Week in Provence

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation treatment, research and touristic-education program surrounding the Ghent Altarpiece

2.- Exhibition offers an opportunity to discover the wide-ranging materials used to create colour in paintings

3.- Amsterdam revolts against United States architect Daniel Libeskind Holocaust memorial

4.- Claude Monet 'Water Lilies' painting sells for $54 million at Sotheby's in London

5.- Spain's Queen Letizia opens "El Greco and modern painting" exhibition at The Prado

6.- Hopper's Nighthawks tops the list for Art Everywhere US: Largest outdoor art show ever

7.- Rijksmuseum opens exhibition of fourteen monumental sculptures by Alexander Calder

8.- Association of Art Museum Directors sanctions Delaware Art Museum for sale of work of art

9.- Whitney concludes Uptown exhibition programming with Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

10.- Live art by top international artists steals the show at 45th edition of Art Basel fair

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site