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Richard Long: Mendoza Walking

Richard Long: Mendoza Walking
BUENOS AIRES  •  Faena Arts Center  •  Ongoing
Mendoza Walking, British artist Richard Long’s first exhibition in Argentina, was inspired by recent journeys through the Tupungato and Cordón del Plata in the Andes of Mendoza, Argentina, in particular his walk and sculpture made in sight of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, as well as the artist’s visits to Buenos Aires, el Paraná and Las Pampas. Long’s work is the act of walking itself, the documentation of the walk in photography and text, the sculptures he makes in situ as he intervenes in the landscape, and finally the sculptures he makes specifically for the gallery utilizing materials such as clay, stone, and wood. Long invites visitors to share his intimate dialogue with Argentina’s epic landscape through the installation of Andes-Paraná, a large-scale wall work made with mud from the Gauyracá stream of the Paraná delta, which he created on-site for the Los Molinos room of the FAC; Pampas Dreaming, a sculpture made with pine wood chips from Misiones, Argentina; the monumental text work Mendoza Walking; a selection of photographs of sculptures in the landscape throughout the Argentinian region Cuyo; and a smaller, narrative textwork from the same journey.

Faena Arts Center Web Site

Contact: Faena Arts Center
Aime Paine
1169 Puerto Madero
Buenos Aires
Argentina (1137)
Tel: (54) 11 4010 9233

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