Curator Mary Griffiths talks about the latest exhibition at The Whitworth Art Gallery.
Taking a radical approach to landscape art, The Land Between Us presents historic and modern artworks together and on equal terms. The exhibition focuses on the imagery of landscape, the places it depicts, the cultural and political power invested in the land and how meaning is found between art and the viewer
Highlights from the Whitworth's outstanding collection of historic art are displayed alongside recent and contemporary work. All of the Gallery's Turner watercolours are on show next to Black Audio Film Collective's Handsworth Songs, both presenting complex and lyrical visions of Britain. Olafur Eliasson transforms one gallery into a forest, and William Holman Hunt meets Larissa Sansour to exchange views of Palestine. Featuring major artists from past to present, The land Between Us imagines a place where art, artist and viewer confront each other beyond the limits of their individual frontiers.
Black Audio Film Collective, Vija Celmins, Chen Qiulin, Nikhil Chopra, John Robert Cozens, Willy Doherty, Albrecht Dürer, Olafur Eliasson, Cyprien Gaillard, Romuald Hazoumè, Thomas Hearne, William Henry Hunt, William Holman Hunt, Li Yuan-chia, Erkan Ozgen, Samuel Palmer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Larissa Sansour , JMW Turner, Vincent Van Gogh, Francis Wheatley, James McNeill Whistler, Rachel Whiteread, Thomas Whittle, Donovan Wylie