Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - 40 Years of Art Walking

20 Sep 2014 – 13 Dec 2014

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10am to 8.30pm Tuesday to Saturday / 4pm to 8.30pm Sunday

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Plymouth Arts Centre

Devon, United Kingdom


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The exhibition is displayed as one show across the following four Plymouth venues: Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University Plymouth Arts Centre Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art The exhibition is curated by Cynthia Morrison-Bell and Mike Collier in collaboration with Alistair Robinson and Janet Ross. This autumn Plymouth will stage the first touring exhibition to examine the many varied ways that artists since the 1960s have undertaken the universal act of taking a walk as a means to create new art. ‘Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff — 40 Years of Art Walking' gives an insight into the recent art practice of nearly 40 artists. Several are internationally acclaimed. Others are bright new talents. All of them have made new work simply by taking a journey on foot. Some of the featured artists have crossed countries and continents, leaving traces of their movements upon the land or making epic journeys along historic sites. Others have explored the possibilities of walking and how the way we walk shows the world who we are. For some, the walk itself is the artwork. Anything else is simply evidence or documentation captured in photographs, objects or texts. Regardless of the landscape or location, during the last four decades these ‘explorers' have made their mark. ‘Walk On' shows that from land art to conceptual art and from street photography to film, much of the important art of our time has been created through an act of walking.


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