Walk On: 40 Years of Art Walking
27 March 5 May 2013
Pitzhangar Manor Gallery, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London, W5 5EQ
Marina Abramovic Francis Alÿs Tim Brennan Atul Bhalla Janet Cardiff
Rachael Clewlow Mike Collier Chris Drury Alec Finlay Hamish Fulton
Tracy Hanna Tim Knowles Richard Long Melanie Manchot Julian Opie
James Hugonin Ingrid Pollard Simon Pope Plan B Brian Thompson
Richard Wentworth Wrights & Sites walkwalkwalk Jeremy Wood
Including photography, film, and installation works, this exhibition brings
together a diverse group of artists inspired by their travels on foot.
From land art and conceptual art to street photography and the essay film,
across the last four decades many artists have acted as explorers whether
making their mark on the rural wilderness, documenting small journeys, or
undertaking close examination of the urban environment around them.
Artists such as Richard Long have crossed countries and continents to create
their works, leaving traces of their movement on the land itself. Others
exhibit photography, texts or artefacts as documentation of their journeys.
For artists such as Hamish Fulton, the walk itself is the work and anything
else only evidence. For others such as Marina Abramovic, it is a form of
performance over time, as seen in her epic journey across the length of the
Great Wall of China, a symbolic act of separating and then reuniting with her
then collaborator Ulay.
Tracing and mapping is a recurring theme throughout the exhibition: from
Chris Drurys weaving of maps of his walks in the mountainous region of
Ladak, India to Plan B and Rachael Clewlow who inventively mark their steps
with GPS devices, creating systems to record daily walks and so immortalising
everyday routines. In his Windwalks, Tim Knowles strolls about London, his
route determined by the ways in which the wind whips through the streets.
Whether serendipitous or by design, the walks undertaken have formed the
starting point for many important artworks of the past 40 years. Previewing
here at PM Gallery & House, Walk On begins the first leg of a major tour
with, Walk On: from Richard Long to Janet Cardiff 40 Years of Art Walking
opening in June 2013 at NGCA Sunderland, as part of the Festival of the North
An Art Circuit Touring Exhibition, curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell, Mike
Collier and Alistair Robinson in collaboration with Janet Ross, and supported
by ACE and LEADER.
Saturday 27 April at 2pm
Please join us for an informal tour of the exhibition with Art Circuit
Director Cynthia Morrison-Bell.
Free just turn up
'The Long Walk Home'
Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May, 12-3pm
A series of encounters, walks and talks with artist Simon Pope in the
footsteps of Soane's own long walks back to his home at Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Free just turn up
1 June 31 August 2013
8 February - 31 March 2014
The Atkinson, Southport
7 April - 30 July 2014
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
19 September -12 December 2014
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