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What is Contemporary Art?

Art in Nature, Nature in Art

1.2.2012
John Harper, Drawn from Rock series. Landslip 1 - 2011 photo-aggregate 540x300cm (concept dwg)
 

John Harper, Drawn from Rock series. Landslip 1 - 2011 photo-aggregate 540x300cm (concept dwg)

 

Pages of Book ‘John Harper Broken and Breaking Ground.’ Exhibited Spike Island 2008.
 

Pages of Book ‘John Harper Broken and Breaking Ground.’ Exhibited Spike Island 2008.

 

John Harper, Drawn from Rock series. Landslip 1 - 2011 photo-aggregate 540x300cm (concept dwg)
 
Pages of Book ‘John Harper Broken and Breaking Ground.’ Exhibited Spike Island 2008.
 

John Harper, Drawn from Rock series. Landslip 1 - 2011 photo-aggregate 540x300cm (concept dwg)

 

What is Contemporary Art?               

A series of five illustrated talks exploring land, landscape and nature in contemporary art practice

 

Art in Nature, Nature in Art

Wednesday 1 February 2012 / 6.30 - 7.45pm

 

A general introduction into the contemporary relationship between nature and art; concentrating on the development of Land Art, Site related works and Povera since the 1960s in the context of national cultures, traditions and aesthetic heritage.

 

Biography

John Harper is Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art at The University of Northampton. He is a practising artist whose work centres on the sculptural use of photography and a contemporary perception of the land. John has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. There are a number of books available on his work - the most recent being 'Broken and Breaking Ground published by RGAP and distributed by Cornerhouse. As a member the LAND2 artists research group he is involved with contemporary issues related to art and our ever changing landscape.

February 2012

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What is Contemporary Art?

All talks 6.30 - 7.45pm

 

£3.50 / £2.50 concession

Enjoy all 5 for £15 / £10 concession

Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

Wednesday 1 February

Art in Nature, Nature in Art

 

Wednesday 8 February

The Graphic Landscape

 

Wednesday 15 February

Landscape towards Abstraction in Painting

 

Wednesday 22 February

Landscape. Change. Photography

 

Wednesday 29 February

Drawing the Landscape - a crisis in representation

 

 

From March 2012

Articulation

A Series of three talks by contemporary artists at The University of Northampton.