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Hamish Fulton | Talk and Perfomance at Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Hamish Fulton | Talk and Perfomance at Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

Hamish Fulton, »The Life of Mountains (France)«, 1993 | photo/text | unique copy | sheet 41 x 50 cm | photo: W. Stahl

Hamish Fulton, »The Life of Mountains (France)«, 1993 | photo/text | unique copy | sheet 41 x 50 cm | photo: W. Stahl

»Thought and Debate: Hamish Fulton«
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Talk and Performance by Hamish Fulton
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

»In Vivo« is a cycle at Centre Pompidou in Paris devoted to performance, where an artist present in the contemporary collections is invited to express him/herself through their work, and/or to give a performance. In February 2017, Hamish Fulton is invited to talk about his work with curator Pascale Krief and to perform afterwards.

In the late 1960s, the British artist Hamish Fulton, considered one of the most important in the realm of conceptual art, began going on long walks conceived as performances. He sees them as works in their own right: moving sculptures in the landscapes he walks through.

Unlike Land Artists, Fulton does not intervene in situ and takes no materials from nature, but on his return, he materialises the experience of the walk in visual form through photography, mural paintings, articulated volumes (rulers), inscriptions and indications. These works, found in museums allover the world, fulfill the statement of intent he formulated in 1973: »No walk, no work«. As his work has progressed, Fulton has invented a language-form and an attitude – within the most conceptual meaning of the term – embodied in forms that look simple but establish a conceptual relationship with reality through a detachment of meaning, between what is shown and what is meant.

In 1994, Hamish Fulton began reactivating his collective performance walks, the first of which took place in London in February 1967, and the most iconic in the Tate Modern in 2011.

(Excerpt from the Center Pompidou’s announcement)

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