Maureen Paley Gallery - Hamish Fulton
09 July 2013
One of the must-see exhibitions of the summer is a new collection of work by Hamish Fulton, set to be displayed in his second solo show at Maureen Paley Gallery. After walking over 1000 miles in 47 days from Duncansby Head to Land’s End in 1973, the artist made the decision to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks.’ Walking has since formed the basis of Fulton’s creative practice, constructing photographs and ‘walk-texts’ that result from direct engagement with the environment.
For the past twenty years Fulton has devised over thirty group walks internationally, one of the most famous being a 2011 Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern which brought together hundreds of people walking in silent unison.
Much of the artist’s work is also shaped by calls for political justice and this exhibition is no exception. Fulton will show a body of work which acts as a passive protest against urban societies that alienate people from the natural environment.
‘A diversity of art walks can interconnect with a wide range of actions, disciplines, philosophies, environmental issues, the meditative and politics.’ Hamish Fulton
Our design team were pleased to present this collection within hand-made oak frame designs, stained and waxed to a natural finish and fitted with ultra violet light filtered Perspex glazing to provide the artworks with long-term protection. This exhibition will be on display 20 July – 25 August, 2013.