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Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director Ocula Conversation Pierre Huyghe: The Artist as Director

Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...

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MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern Ocula Report MoMA Expansion: Once the Modern, Always the Modern 29 Nov 2019 : Mohammad Salemy for Ocula

In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Richard Long

b. 1945, United Kingdom

Long studied at the University of the West of England's College of Art, Bristol (1962-5); St Martin’s School of Art and Design, London (1966-68). Long became closely associated with the Land Art movement; and participated in the first international manifestations of both Arte Povera, in Amalfi, Italy in 1968, and Earth Art, at Cornell University, New York.

Long came to prominence in the 1970s with sculptures made as the result of epic walks, in Britain, or as far afield as the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. He walks at different times for different reasons - either predetermined courses and concepts; or arbitrary circumstance.

Long does not make significant alterations to the landscapes, instead he marks the ground or adjusts natural features. He both works in the landscape and uses natural materials in the gallery.

From 1981 has alluded to painting by applying mud in a very liquid state by hand to a wall establishing a dialogue between the primal gesture of the hand-print and the formal elegance of its display. He has stressed that the meaning of his work lay in the visibility of his actions rather than in the representation of a particular landscape. 

Nearly forty years on, his work continues in bringing back into the public domain of art spaces and books in the form of sculptures of raw materials such as stones, mud and water and photographic and text works.

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Featured Artworks

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Red Slate Circle by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongRed Slate Circle, 1980 Red slate, 61 pieces
Karsten Schubert
Tidemarks by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongTidemarks, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
58.5 x 148 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Tideway by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongTideway, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
58.5 x 148 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Tide on the Turn by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongTide on the Turn, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
58.5 x 148 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Tideline by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongTideline, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
58.5 x 148 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Half Tide by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongHalf Tide, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
148 x 58.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Ebb and Flow by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongEbb and Flow, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
148 x 58.5 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery
Time and Tide by Richard Long contemporary artwork
Richard LongTime and Tide, 2018 Screenprints on Somerset 410gsm paper
58.5 x 148 cm
Cristea Roberts Gallery

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s at Karsten Schubert, London
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28 September–6 October 2019 Group Exhibition Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s 1 Park Village East, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Richard Long, Richard Long at Lisson Gallery, Shanghai
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20 September–26 October 2019 Richard Long Richard Long Lisson Gallery, Shanghai
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Love is Metaphysical Gravity at Lisson Gallery, Shanghai
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22 March–11 May 2019 Group Exhibition Love is Metaphysical Gravity Lisson Gallery, Shanghai

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See the Majestic Displays at India’s First Contemporary Sculpture Park Related Press See the Majestic Displays at India’s First Contemporary Sculpture Park Hyperallergic : 5 September 2019

India's first-ever contemporary sculpture park has launched its second edition. The not-for-profit project, inaugurated in December 2017, transformed the Madhavendra Palace in Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur, into an expansive sculpture gallery. The sculptures are displayed throughout the majestic rooms and grand courtyards of the 18th-century fortress,...

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Richard Long: The Tide is High Related Press Richard Long: The Tide is High Artlyst : 10 December 2018

There can be no doubt that Richard Long is one of the giants of British art. Or so a very impressive curriculum vitae would lead one to suppose. He is now in his early 70s. He made his reputation almost half-a-century ago, as what was then called a Land Artist – going for epic walks, often through very remote locations.

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Richard Long review – modern primitive sees the cosmos reflected in mud Related Press Richard Long review – modern primitive sees the cosmos reflected in mud The Guardian : 11 May 2018

Mud is not a promising medium to draw with. It is dull, thick, unpromising stuff. A muddy drawing sounds like a vague and boring one. Miraculously, however - or maybe just because he's spent 50 years making art in and of the land - Richard Long's huge new mud drawing Gravity Crescent is hypnotic, full of complex 3D curves that snare the eye.

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Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios Related Press Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor and Marina Abramović lead major new exhibition Everything At Once at Store Studios The Vinyl Factory : 8 September 2017

This October, Store Studios will host Everything At Once, an extensive off-site exhibition featuring 24 artists currently shown at Lisson Gallery in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

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