Tate Britain Exhibition

Richard Long: Heaven and Earth

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This major exhibition is Richard Long's first survey in London for eighteen years and is a unique opportunity to understand afresh the artist's radical rethinking of the relationship between art and landscape.

Long's work comes from his love of nature and through the experience of making solitary walks. These take him through rural and remote areas in Britain, or as far afield as the plains of Canada, Mongolia and Bolivia. Long never makes significant alterations to the landscapes he passes through. Instead he marks the ground or adjusts the natural features of a place by upending stones for example, or making simple traces. He usually works in the landscape but sometimes uses natural materials in the gallery. His work explores relationships between time, distance, geography, measurement and movement.

Featuring over 80 works, Heaven and Earth includes sculptures, large-scale mud wall works, and new photographic and text works documenting walks around the world, plus a big selection of the artists' books, postcards and other printed matter.

Richard Long Dusty Boots Line Sahara 1988 a straight line marked out in the barren pebbly land

Richard Long Dusty Boots Line Sahara 1988 a straight line marked out in the barren pebbly land

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
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Dates

3 June – 6 September 2009

Sponsored by

Richard Long Exhibition Group

Richard Long Exhibition Group

The Henry Moore Foundation

The Henry Moore Foundation

In partnership with

Art on the Underground

Art on the Underground

Find out more

  • Tate Papers

    Ten Miles on Exmoor

    Nicholas Alfrey

    Suggesting that Richard Long’s A Ten Mile Walk England is as much concerned with boundaries as it is with open …
  • Tate St Ives
    Exhibition

    Richard Long

    Richard Long past Tate St Ives exhibition
  • Listen

    Joy Sleeman on Richard Long

    This lecture explores Long's work in the context of a time of epic explorations of space and in connection with …
  • Listen

    Richard Long: English Modernist or International conceptualist?

    In this lunchtime lecture John Haldane, philosopher and art writer, will discuss the artist's career in relation to conceptual art …
  • Artist

    Richard Long

    born 1945