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Hamish Fulton and Richard Long

MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

How the work of Hamish Fulton differs from that of his friend and occasional walking companion Richard Long is not as easy to say as it first seems. What one has in the gallery, of course, are different kinds of souvenirs from the cross-country hikes Fulton and Long make in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as in Australia, Iceland, Africa, Peru and the Himalayas. Having made a walk, each artist will provide a photograph of some aspect of the country he has traveled through, and will caption it with information about the route, length and duration of the trip. In addition, Long will sometimes construct a sculpture in the wilderness using such materials as are at hand, and will then photograph the sculpture and bring the picture home. Again, he will sometimes bring home some material he found while walking, driftwood, for instance, and then make it into a gallery sculpture.

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