In the late 1960s, artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge new forms of art. This art encompassed a wide range of practices, including sculpture, performance and photography.
Uncommon Ground takes a fresh look at British art from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, exploring the unique characteristics of the British landscape, and examines how landscape and nature came to be key concerns of Conceptual art in Britain. The exhibition reveals the distinct forms that Land art took here in Britain: predominantly conceptual and ephemeral, handmade and organic. The key strategies developed in the UK included the photographic documentation of actions and the positioning of walking and travelling as creative acts, combined with an exploration of locality and a keen awareness of rural traditions and contexts. At the same time, the term ‘landscape’ was