Saint Savin

Hamish Fulton

Abbaye De Saint-Savin

The work of Hamish Fulton always brings to mind measurement and description. His series of walks over the past twenty years have been textually and photographically documented in order to translate a physical, personal activity into an event, an activity that reverberates beyond the present moment.

The oldest section of the Abbaye de Saint-Savin dates from the 9th century, although the site is particularly renowned for its extraordinary set of 11th-century murals, which trace a series of biblical events from the Creation to the Crucifixion. The Centre International d’Art Mural has undertaken a program of commissioning contemporary artists to create work at the abbey based on the tradition of mural painting. Fulton’s year-long exhibition should be viewed in this context. Situated in the abbey’s 17th-century refectory, it both expands and summarizes the artist’s continuing descriptive project,

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