Summer Season Draws to a Close

August 19, 2009

This summer’s season of exhibitions is drawing to a close with some of the best shows having less than an month left to go. Of all the exhibitions this summer Walking in my Mind at the Hayward Gallery stands out as by far the most impressive. The show exhibits the work of ten international artists – Charles Avery, Thomas Hirschhorn, Yayoi Kusama, Bo Christian Larsson, Mark Manders, Yoshitomo Nara, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Chiharu Shiota and Keith Tyson -each of whom transform the gallery’s interior space and outdoor sculpture terraces into a series of gigantic sculptural environments,  representing an individual mindscape. The show closes on 6th September.

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I also recently enjoyed the current Richard Long exhibition Heaven and Earth at Tate Britain. This is a beautifully curated show that instills a sense of calm serenity as you wander round the tranquil space. Long draws his inspiration from nature making art from his experiences with the earth. He rethinks the relationship between art and the landscape through his epic walks depicted by map patterns, photography and large installations of rocks and organic materials. Heaven and Earth also runs until 6th September.

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So get your skates on before it’s too late!

Walking in My Mind at the Hayward Gallery

Richard Long: Heaven and Earth at Tate Britain

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