Lisson Gallery

Current exhibitions

Richard Deacon: Deep State
Richard Deacon: Deep State
London, 20 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Tony Cragg: Stacks
Tony Cragg: Stacks
London, 20 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Christopher Le Brun: Diptychs
Christopher Le Brun: Diptychs
Shanghai, 6 November 2019 – 28 March 2020
Dom Sylvester Houédard: tantric poetries
Dom Sylvester Houédard: tantric poetries
London, 11 March – 2 May 2020
Hugh Hayden: American Food
Hugh Hayden: American Food
London, 12 March – 2 May 2020
Richard Long: FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW
Richard Long: FROM A ROLLING STONE TO NOW
New York, 6 March – 18 April 2020
Joanna Pousette-Dart
Joanna Pousette-Dart
New York, 29 February – 18 April 2020

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Richard Long ORIZABA TO URIQUE RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH

On his first visit to Mexico in 1979, Richard Long, together with fellow artist Hamish Fulton, climbed the country’s highest mountain, Pico de Orizaba, and visited its deepest canyon, Urique, during one of their iconic walks. His next visit to Mexico was in 1987, for a walk in Sierra Tarahumara, during which he made the important photographic and text work, Thirty Seven Campfires.
 
Long's current exhibition of all new work at acclaimed architect Luis Barragán’s iconic modernist landmark, Cuadra San Cristóbal, marks the first time the leading international sculptor has created work in the metropolitan centre of Mexico City. Using volcanic stone he personally selected from local municipalities, the four sculptures installed for ORIZABA TO URIQUE RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH in the Cuadra's grounds nod to the artist's long standing personal history with Mexico and to the country’s rich agricultural and architectural heritage.

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<div>On his first visit to Mexico in 1979, Richard Long, together with fellow artist Hamish Fulton, climbed the country’s highest mountain, Pico de Orizaba, and visited its deepest canyon, Urique, during one of their iconic walks. His next visit to Mexico was in 1987, for a walk in Sierra Tarahumara, during which he made the important photographic and text work, <i>Thirty Seven Campfires</i>.<br>&nbsp;<br>Long's current exhibition of all new work at acclaimed architect Luis Barragán’s iconic modernist landmark, Cuadra San Cristóbal, marks the first time the leading international sculptor has created work in the metropolitan centre of Mexico City. Using volcanic stone he personally selected from the local municipalities of Ecatzingo, Chinalhuacan and Pachuca, the four sculptures installed for ORIZABA TO URIQUE <i>RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH</i> in the Cuadra's grounds nod to the artist's long standing personal history with Mexico and to the country’s rich agricultural and architectural heritage.<br>&nbsp;<br>Having returned to Mexico following travels in Europe, Barragán opened his architectural practice in Mexico City in 1937 and there developed a distinctive and humane style that came to define the world’s vision of a modern Mexico, and indeed mid-century architecture more broadly. This exhibition has been conceived in careful consultation with the Egerström family — the owners and occupiers of Cuadra San Cristóbal, and the family for whom the property was built in 1966. Richard Long's sensitive interventions shed new light on this architectural landmark, as well as providing an unprecedented perspective on the work of one of the world’s foremost conceptual artists. <i>Barragán</i> <i>Cross</i> (2020), for example, stretches 19 metres in diameter across the Cuadra's grounds, and is made from stone formed by the Polpacatapetl volcano that is known for its use in public monuments and as the traditional material for a mortar and pestle.<br>&nbsp;<br>ORIZABA TO URIQUE <i>RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH</i> was commissioned by Oscar Humphries and produced by Joanna Thornberry, with support from Lisson Gallery. This is only the second exhibition ever staged at Cuadra San Cristóbal, the first being a solo exhibition of work by renowned abstract artist Sean Scully in 2017. It is on view until 7 March.<br>&nbsp;<br></div><div><b>The exhibition is open by appointment only. In order to gain admission please contact RichardLong.SanCristobal@gmail.com with desired date and time.</b><br></div><div></div>
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