Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979

Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979
Library Shelf Location 09.ALFR
Publication Date 2013
Description During a time of seismic cultural and political change, artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape – in Britain, in particular, the result was a revolutionary new form of art. This unique publication proposes a new reading of British art between the mid 1960s and early 1980s, placing landscape and nature at the heart of the emerging and avant garde artistic movements of the period. Encompassing sculpture, performance, photography, film, Minimalism and Conceptual art – particularly the latter – the wide-ranging practices represented in this book engage with the once derided and seemingly exhausted genre of landscape. Including some of the most vital artists of the latter part of the twentieth century, including Anthony Gormley, Derek Jarman and Richard Long, this richly illustrated source book explores some of the key figures and themes of ‘a new art’. Featured artists include: Keith Arnatt, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Tony Cragg, Jan Dibbets, Hamish Fulton, Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Susan Hiller, Derek Jarman, Richard Long, Anthony McCall and David Nash. Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966–1979 is a touring exhibition organised by the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London and curated by Nicholas Alfrey, Joy Sleeman and Ben Tufnell. Southampton City Art Gallery 10 May – 3 August 2013; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 28 September 2013 – 5 January 2014; Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, 18 January – 8 March 2014; Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 5 April – 15 June 2014.
ISBN 9781853323140
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Authors Nicholas Alfrey, Joy Sleeman, Ben Tufnell, Caroline Douglas
Format Paperback
Publisher Hayward Publishing, London
Related Artists Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley, Boyle Family, Bruce McLean, Derek Jarman, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Jan Dibbets, John Latham, Richard Long, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Tony Cragg, Keith Arnatt, Barry Flanagan, Anthony McCall, David Nash, David Tremlett, Garry Fabian Miller, Roger Ackling, David Lamelas, Roger Palmer, Roelof Louw, Hamish Fulton, Susan Hiller, John Hilliard
Category Public/Landscape Art
Keyword Earthworks/landscape sculpture
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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