This exhibition examines new approaches to the traditional theme of landscape by a younger generation of contemporary artists based in Britain. Work has been selected in a variety of media including sound, text, projections, video as well as photography, painting and sculpture to represent real, imagined or remembered aspects of landscape. The topographic view and pastoral scene have evolved to include urban and fictional environments. Views from an aerial perspective, from a car or train window or focussed in the filmic close-up, re-evaluate the classical interpretations of this subject matter which weighs heavily in the history of British art.
The exhibition is drawn predominantly from works recently acquired for the British Council Collection. The artists included are; Mat Collishaw, Keith Coventry, Tacita Dean, Willie Doherty, Peter Doig, Siobhán Hapaska, Tania Kovats, Rachel Lowe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Mariele Neudecker, Paul Noble, Julian Opie, Michael Raedecker, David Rayson, David Shrigley, Ross Sinclair, Bob & Roberta Smith, Wolfgang Tillmans and Paul Winstanley.
P>n illustrated catalogue with a text by the film maker Patrick Keiller and notes on the artists by the curator was published to accompany the exhibition, available from Cornerhouse www.cornerhouse.org ISBN 0 86355 448 2