Nice, Muse d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain


Richard Long has taken over the first floor of Nice's MAMAC for his exhibition of new works. In one room is a huge site-specific, black-and-white mural painting titled "White Water Falls". In another room is "Tiger Hands," a circular mural painting composed of a black, spiraling line marked with red hands; it recalls his "Midsummer's Day Circle" that was presented at the Haunch of Venison in London last year. Another work in situ is "Maritime Spiral", a circular floor piece composed of bricks.

It is now over four decades since the American artist emerged as a key pioneer of Land Art. His early work "A Line made by Walking" was regarded as a revolutionary concept based on how art is made while surveying a place. For Long, art was an ideal way to explore the relationship between time, distance, geography and topography. Today, you're more likely to see his work in galleries yet these ideas still inform some of his work. Also included in the show are photographs and sculptures relating to his latest travels in India, Egypt and South Africa.


May 31 through November 16, 2008
Promenade des Arts
06364 Nice
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