Hamish Fulton
British, born 1946
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
A Body Measured Against the Earth,
MCA Chicago
Group Exhibition: 40 Years, Part 3: Political,
Rhona Hoffman Gallery
TILL IT’S GONE: An Exhibition on Nature and Sustainability,
Istanbul Modern

Like Richard Long, Hamish Fulton is a self-characterized “walking artist” who generates photographs, sketches, and text pieces based on the experience of each walk. During visits to South Dakota and Montana in the 1960s, Fulton decided that art should be about life, not about producing objects. Keenly interested in Native American cultures and Buddhist meditation practices, Fulton has walked in more than 25 countries in the past 30 years, including trips to the tops of Mount Everest and Denali. “If I do not walk, I cannot make a work of art,” Fulton explains. “The physical involvement of walking creates a receptiveness to the landscape. I walk on the land to be woven into nature. A road walk can transform the everyday world and give a heightened sense of human history.”

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