Tuesday Talk, 26 February: Richard Long
Images copyright Richard Long
Join us for this talk where Richard Long will be in conversation with Pavel Büchler.
One of Britain’s most well-known artists, Richard Long established his international reputation in the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks. From 16 February two of his stone sculptures, White Onyx Line and Tideless Stones, will be shown alongside text works in our gallery.
Richard Long emphatically changed the artist’s view from that of observing the landscape to journeying through it when he made his 1967 work A Line Made by Walking. Among such artists as Robert Smithson, Walter de Maria, and Nancy Holt, Long was at the centre of the Land Art movement. Since then, the artist has made sculptures during his many walks, the art being inseparable from his movement through the landscape. Two stone sculptures are shown at the Whitworth, White Onyx Line (1990) and Tideless Stones (2008), both made from quarried stone, alongside text works which distill the action and experience of a solitary walk into words. Richard Long also represented Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1976 and won the Turner Prize in 1989.
Tuesday Talk with Richard Long, 26 February, 11am – 12.30pm, free