Radical Landscapes

By Darren Pih (editor),

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Throughout the twentieth-century artists have responded to the landscape in emotional, physical and political ways: exploring themes of belonging to the land by interrogating the relationship between landscape history and identity, the enclosure or militarisation of land, to artists creating works that harness or dramatise natural earth processes. As the…

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What do we mean by landscape? What do we mean by Britain?

Radical Landscapes has been a springboard for me for the book I am currently researching for Yale on British Art.

It is the exhibition catalogue for a wide-ranging exhibition that was held at Tate Liverpool in 2022 and offers twelve essays on the latest thinking on queer theory, folk art, geopolitics, community spaces, and more.

Internal landscapes, botanical specimens, protests, maps – this book helped me expand my thinking about landscape beyond the picturesque and the sublime.

From Charlotte's list on the British landscape.

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