Hannover

Hannover

Richard Long

Kunstverein Hannover
Sophienstraße 2
February 17–March 14, 1999

Kunstverein director Eckhard Schneider, known for championing contemporary British art, now presents a forty-piece survey of fifty-three-year-old Richard Long’s career, including his very latest work. Long’s engagement with disparate media takes center stage as sculptures, text works, photographs, and murals are exhibited side by side. Given the artist’s long-standing interest in natural phenomena, it is no surprise that Long produced a 100-meter, site-specific work for Hannover’s light-flooded Orangerie. The catalogue, with a preface by the curator, takes the form of an artist’s book, the fifty-eighth in the artist’s ongoing romance with the book as art.