September 19 - October 29, 2000
Walking focuses on several contemporary artists who make work about walking and by walking. Walking in cities may be understood primarily in sociopolitical terms (tourism, commuting, surveillance, and the Situationist dérive), while in the rural context, the focus shifts to explorations of leisure, pilgrimage, and nature. Several of the artists use walking as a drawing technique, by attaching pencils, solvents, and video cameras to their bodies during the act. Informed by the rich traditions of romantic art and literature, and scientific or cultural studies of human movement, these artists take a most familiar activity and use it to generate complex works about place, presence, and human agency.
Artists: Francis Alys, Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni & Paul Ramirez Jonas, Hamish Fulton, Sharon Harper, Jin Lee, Tom Marioni, Matthew McCaslin, Curtis Mitchell, Francois Morelli, Rudolf Stingel, and Nancy Spero
Curated by Stuart Horodner
Tuesday, September 9, 7 pm