Masterclass with Hamish Fulton - Exposure Time
Thu 24 MAR / 19:00 H
Free admission with prior withdrawal of invitation
Hamish Fulton (London, 1946) is a walking artist. Since 1972 he has been making works based on the experience of walking. Arguing that "walking is an art form in its own right", Fulton translates his walks into photographs, drawings and wall texts that allow the viewer to engage with his experience. His work is in the collections of major museums such as Tate Britain, MoMA, the Guggenheim in New York and the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo. In the last 30 years he has walked in more than 25 countries and since 1994 he has started doing group walks.
Through his work, Fulton seeks the alignment of man with nature without exploiting or altering it and highlights, in addition to the artistic possibilities of walking, its history and importance as a means of transport, as a way of connecting communities and as a spiritual tool.
Marching, walking, is a traditional means of protest, and Fulton has produced works that speak out in support of environmental issues, as well as the plight of Australian Aborigines, Native American Indians and the people of Tibet.
Fulton's work directly addresses our relationship with nature, with issues of environmental peril and important causes such as China's occupation of Tibet, everyday issues that, over the years, have proven to be worthy of increasingly vital reflection.
24 March 2022