I attended an excellent and inspiring panel discussion: Art in the Landscape at Hauser & Wirth on Saturday 22 November. Alice Workman chaired a panel of leading artists, curators and commissioners including Clare Lilley, Director Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Robert and Nicky Wilson, co-founders of Jupiter Artland and artist Alec Finlay.
They explored how practitioners have responded to the ever-shifting definition of the landscape, and how and what the role and motivations of commissioners may be. Alec Finlay started the discussion by reading a piece of his inspirational poetry. And at the end of the discussion the panel answered questions from the audience.
Photographs of permanent works on display in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Jupiter Artland were projected behind the panel including iconic pieces by international sculptors including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Alec Finlay, Anish Kapoor, Anthony Gormley, Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jenks and Marc Quinn.
Also shown and discussed were site specific commissioned works by Turner Prize listed artists such as Cornelia Parker, Nathan Coley and Jim Lambie as well as young British sculptors, Peter Liversidge and Tessa Lynch.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Jupiter Artland and Alec Finlay all have excellent websites illustrating some of their collections. On the YSP website there is an excellent video on The Iron Tree and The Chapel by the iconic Chinese sculptor Ai Weiwei.