Uncommon Ground > Land Art in Britain 1966-1979

Susan Hiller, Addenda to Dedicated to the Unknown Artists: Addenda II, Section 6: A rock-bound coast 1977

Susan Hiller, Addenda to Dedicated to the Unknown Artists: Addenda II, Section 6: A rock-bound coast 1977

Following on from the last exhibition The World Turned Upside Down, Buster Keaton, Sculpture and the Absurd the next touring Exhibition at the Mead Gallery opening 17th Jan 2014, Warwick Arts Centre is Uncommon Ground, “the most comprehensive exhibition of British Land Art to date. Featuring the work of 24 of some of the most important artists and artist groups working in the UK between the mid-1960s and late-1970s, the exhibition demonstrates how the term ‘Landscape’ was questioned and transformed by artists during this period to become the ground for radical artistic experiment.” The exhibition has been curated  Joy Sleeman (Slade), Writer and Curator Ben Tuffnell (Author of Land Art), Nicholas Alfrey (University of Nottingham). Artists featured include Hamish Fulton, Richard Long and Ian Hamilton Finlay. This exhibition dovetails with current reading regarding Feminism, Sexuality and Gender in Literature, Alice Munro: Lives of Girls and Women, where the Landscape itself is character, backdrop and conduit, the route by which the narrative travels although of course women are almost conspicuously absent from this exhibition save one, Susan Hiller, whose incorporation could be perceived as curatorially problematic.

Text quoted from http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/whats-on/2014/uncommon-ground-land-art-in-britain-1966-1979/. Image reproduced from http://www.artnet.com, accessed 18122013.