Hamish Fulton, Michael Höpfner. Canto di strada
Canto di strada (Street Song) is the title of the personal double by Hamish Fulton and Michael Höpfner
The exhibition is a dialogue stemming on the shared concept of walks as a motor of artistic experiences. Curated by Lorenzo Giusti, it introduces a series of new works – photographs, wall drawings, drawings and installations – born out of the common experience of travel in the mountains of central Sardinia. Hamish Fulton (London, 1946) is one of the most representative figures of English art in recent decades. Along with Richard Long he is considered the founding father of an international movement of “walking artists”, with Michael Höpfner (Krems, 1972) currently one of the most significant members.
The exhibit at the Nuoro MAN places the two artists work side by side for the first time, identifying a common ground for comparison in a 14 days walking journey over the Supramonte and Gennargentu mountains. An experience of total immersion in the harsh nature of the eastern Barbagia which has hosted the two artists for two weeks in the same environment, without ever meeting. Bound by the same passion for the mountains and a common vision of artistic practice as an expression of personal experiences (even when done in groups), Fulton and Höpfner, through the use of different ways of communication – the former more conceptual with texts or graphics of the path and the latter more visual with photographs and installations – open up a significant reflection on the role of art, on concepts of experience and creation, as well as the relationship between man and the environment.
Museo MAN, Nuoro06.02-06.04.2015
February 2, 2015